List of Manners Employees
1933 list of Manners employees which gives a wonderfully comprehensive catalogue
of the skills required to run a pit
Letter from Arthur Smith Dated May-1942
I have now come across this letter from Arthur Smith dated May-1942, and thanking the men of Shipley Colliery for his rescue. Sadly, there is no story to go with this - perhaps you will be able to tie it in from another direction.
"Report" on Boys' Pocket Money 1939
A hilariously worded "report" on Boys' Pocket Money in 1919. I particularly like the "boy Heaps", who "got 3 shillings, spent it before Saturday night, and cadged off his mother for the rest of the week"!
Notes for a Manners Colliery Limited Shareholder Meeting - July 1932
I have found these notes for a Manners Colliery Limited shareholder meeting to be held in July-1932 which clearly explain the reason for their ceasing trading. My grandfather of course retained his position as manager across the change of ownership, and I am still looking to see if there are any documents relating to this.