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Miners And Their Families 
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Ilkeston Mines Rescue This is where the site began
Arthur Syson
'Shef' - Albert Sheffield
Wilf Robinson - was on Ilkeston Mines Rescue station with Philip
Les Calladine - started work at Ilkeston Mines Rescue Station on Monday 24th October 1938
Pete Searson - was a long standing and respected friend of Philips.
Eric Scattergood - was brought up on Ilkeston Mines Rescue station.
Ray Havill - was brought up on Ilkeston Mines Rescue Station
Joe Henshaw - brought up opposite Ilkeston Mines Rescue


Alf Pates - My grandfather spent many years driving the engine Cecil Raikes at Shipley colliery. His brother Jim was also a driver
Alfred Powick - I spent my working life in coal mining, starting as a haulage lad, then progressing
Andrew Wright - I worked at Hemheath Pit
Andy Brown - Memories of Baddesley Colliery and Walter Fowler, Our Gaffer
Arthur Hickman - Alfred Arthur Hickman, Rotherham Rescue Station circa 1920 to circa 1930
Ashley Hall Esq. - Ex-miner, fitter, radio-ham, golfer, aviary-keeper, master of the expletive and scourge of Sainsbury's (Ripley branch)
Brian Thomas - Glyncorrwg Colliery Explosion Correction
Bubbles - My late cousin Pauline and her then Husband Gordon lived in a flat over the rescue station. We Had A Tour Of The Rescue Station.
Caroline Chambers nee Somerville - I am a miner's daughter. Information about the Auchengeich Disaster
Charles - I used to work on the Rescue Station at Ilkeston from 1972 till 1988
Chris Strawford - I was also in the mines rescue and attended the incident at Granville Colliery
Clinton Ross - My father worked in the last pick and shovel coal mine in Australia
Colin Pounder - Another and better Cotmanhay page
Dave Stevenson - Eastwood Coal Mines and Watnall Brickworks
Derek Frost - Diglake 1895 and Bravery Awards
Derek Spriggs - I left Loscoe Road boy’s school in 1950 and went to Hartsay training pit
Dorothy Goodwin - My father was the senior blacksmith at Watnall pit
Diana Daniels - Memories of my dad and his Tank Engine
Diana Daniels - My grandad he is something else
Ernest James - Chesterfield Mines Rescue - A major new section written by Ernest James, I had 3 months training at the Mines Rescue Station before passing for the position
Gavin Jones - It brought back memories for in 1961 I worked at Wollaton Colliery
Gill John - Nine Locks Colliery disaster in Brierley Hill, Staffs in 1869
Grandad Inwood - A Story Almost Untold...Charlie Dodd lost his arm. Golden Valley
Ian McDonnell - A Shift At The Pit, Dearne Valley Colliery
Ian Morrison - Hucknall & Ollerton Collieries
Ian Tomlinson - My Grandfather, John Tomlinson was a Mining Hero
Ian Withers - A little bit of history
Jack Anson - 1921 - 2001 David Anson
Jack Hallam
- I started work at Shipley, Woodside colliery on the 3rd. January 1948
James Findlay - Blenkinsopp & Wrytree Pits
John Harrigan at Dinas Station South Wales - pictures sent in by Andy Harrigan
John Mowbray - Brigadesman on Mansfield Mines Rescue Station
John New - I didn't work in the coalfields but my great-grandfather and grand fathers did.

John Robinson - Re. Messages by Diana Daniels about Burradon Colliery
Jim - I started mining at the tender age of 15 and a half, straight from school.
Jim O'BrienNicola Avenia - My father, Jim O'Brien worked at Tilmanstone colliery and rescue team
John Lumsdon - John was born in Felling in 1927. He moved from there, in the 1960s, due to pit closures and went to North Staffordshire
Karen Dean-Arshadi
- Like Coming Home! I spent many hours, as a child, talking to my grandad about his years down the pit and, of course, his experiences on the Somme
Kelly Matthews -  Wolstanton Pit
Ken Wilcox - I worked in the Welsh Coal Field from 63 to 87
Les Cooper - My first job in the pit was as a ganger
Mark Rigby - I worked in the South Wales Area for 10 years
Mick Jeavons - During a week of 168 hours we only received an average of 42 hours leave
Mr Bearcat - I’m frae Fife, originally Kelty, my name is Jock Redmond
Mr I R Siddons - After he witnessed a few bad accidents my father advised me not to go down the pit!
Neil Leveritt - Spent my working life in and around the coal mines in Australia
Paddy Boyle - I was offered the chance to 'volunteer' to go down the pit, Bevin Boy
Pete - started his three months underground training work at Markham Main, having left school three weeks before.
Pete Shucksmith - Ex miner at Gedling and Cotgrave
Rab Armour - I have written a song dedicated to Mines Rescue Workers
Raymond Burton - I started at Newstead Colliery in 1953
Richard Street - John 'Jeff' Street become Superintendent at Mansfield Mines Rescue Station
Robin Akers - Calverton Pit
Roger Chaplin - Safe entry into confined space, training at Mansfield
Ron Summerson - My father was a Durham Miner. He came to the Nottingham coal fields in the early 60's and worked at Gedling colliery
Ronnie Munro - Selby Mines Rescue Station
Ross Sharp - Markham Disaster 1973
Stan Durban - I was posted to Shipley Coppice in July 1944
Steven Lumb - Some of the boys I used to work with at Newmarket Silkstone colliery
Sue Harvey
- 5+ generations of my family were miners in Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire
Tina Stanyer - Bevin Boys and More
Tony Cox - Cotmanhay lad and ex u/g mechanic
Tony Dove - My father Ernie, or 'Snowy' to his mates, grandfather and uncles all worked down pit
Vic Arthur - I worked at the Brookhouse Mine, Beighton. I now live in Tasmania
Wendy Milner - Austin Devaney, Uncle Avie who died in the Maypole Pit Disaster
William Lord - Lord and Starbuck Families

Pit Terminology - Glossary