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Bevin Boys - Ernest Bevin 1881 - 1951
Bevin Boy's Association
Emails Page 3 - Contact Bevin Boys Association

Jeffrey Littman - Is a medal being issued to those who did their service during the war?
Rex Staples - I was a Bevin Boy. No record, no pension, no medal!
Heather House - Bevin Huts Ystrad Mynach, Home Sweet Home
Julian Jover - Bevin Boy down Easington Colliery and at Seaham Harbour Colliery
Jenny Caswell - Is there anyone that can help me find out WHERE my beloved Dad was posted as a Bevin Boy?
Len Saunders - I was a Bevin boy at Conisbrough 1943-45


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Len Saunders
21 December 2005
I was a Bevin Boy

I was a Bevin boy at Conisbrough 1943-45

Len Saunders.


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  Jenny Caswell
06 April 2006
is there anyway (or anyone ) that may help me find out WHERE my beloved Dad was posted as a Bevin Boy ?

Good Morning Fionn

SO interested in your website ! BRILLIANT !!!
Anyway ........is there anyway (or anyone ) that may help me find out WHERE my beloved Dad was posted as a Bevin Boy ?
I used to have some wonderful letters from my Grandad to my Dad written whilst dad was in the mines ...but tragically I had a robbery and a box of jewellery and valuables ( with my letters) were taken ......
Doncaster seems to ring a bell ....but then so does Nottingham !!!!

Anyway if you could advise me who I could find any information from ......I am doing my family tree history for my Grandchildren and would like to put details of Dads short stay in the mines.

His name was WILLIAM EDWIN JONES
DOB: 18/06/1926
He was born in Marylebone, London

Thanks for any help/advise you can give me
Jenny Caswell

London W10


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Julian Jover
12 April 2006
Bevin Boy down Easington Colliery and at Seaham Harbour Colliery

This is Julian Jover. I spent two years down Easington Colliery and at Seaham Harbour Colliery.

I now live in Bundaberg Australia.

I will write again when I have time to collect my thoughts.

Best wishes.

Julian

Easington Colliery


I worked at the Easington and Seaham collieries in 1946 - 48.
I then left and completed my compulsory service in the Army serving in Royal Ulster Rifles and the Army Pay Corp.

I then joined my Family in Show Business playing the major Variety Theatres in U.K Also in Paris.

I married and emigrated to Australia where I worked as a T.V. Producer.
I divorced and remarried then Joined T.V. Channel A.T.V. 7 Sydney as Executive Producer, and Head of Children’s Programs until I retired.

I will always remember the time I spent in the mines, when I was introduced to a whole new world and to the friendship and generosity of the local people.

Yours sincerely
Julian Jover.


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Heather House
20 July 2006
Bevin Huts Ystrad Mynach, Home Sweet Home

My Partner's Father was a Bevin Boy , he has sadly passed a way some years ago and with him his memories of that time he never spoke to his son (my partner) about his time in South Wales all we have is a post card with the title " Bevin Huts Ystrad Mynach and on the reverse he had written " Home Sweet Home " we also have a photo taken at the time at some swimming baths but we have nothing else to go on his name was Bernard Headland known as " Jimmy " he did keep in touch with one of his Bevin boy mates until he died but sadly other than the name of George and that he worked in the law courts (Winchester) thats it, we would very much like to find out about this important part of family history but I don't know where to begin can any one help ?


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Rex Staples
7 November 2006
I was a Bevin Boy 1944-48. No record, no pension, no medal!

I was a Bevin Boy at Bentley Colliery, Doncaster. No record, no pension, no medal!

Am I able to be recognised as such please?

I was serving an apprenticeship as Colliery fitter and turner at Bentley Colliery at the time I was old enough to join up in 1944. I had been a member of the Navy Cadets in Middlesbrough and achieved Midshipman status. I volunteered to join the Navy but was told I had to stay in the mines. I wrote to the First Sea Lord (Alexander, I think) and appealed, quoting my love of the Navy. The answer was negative.

A fellow Bevin Boy was a chap named Glassby, who was a blossoming Concert Pianist. If he reads this, I hope he will contact me. He entered a Piano competition at the Gaumont Cinema in Doncaster and won.

Kindest regards and best wishes


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Jeffrey Littman
27 November 2006
Is a medal being issued to those who did their service during the war?

Dear Fionn,

I noticed someone in your pages saying "no medal". I read recently that a medal was now to be issued to those who did their service during the war in the pits. There's a chap in our street who would qualify. He would be absolutely delighted to have one to wear when he joins such of his contemporaries who are still around to march in Hendon on Remembrance Day.

Please can you give me any details of this scheme (or proposed scheme) so that I can surprise him with it?

Thanks,
Yours sincerely,
Jeffrey Littman.


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