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Bevin Boys - Ernest Bevin 1881 - 1951
Bevin Boy's Emails, Page 14
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Taken from the BBC's Archive of WW2 memories 
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Rosalind - Ryszard Kepke - Bevin Boy, Castleford Bevin Huts
Jack Armstrong - Bevin Boys at Glasshoughton (Castleford) 1942/1946
Ann Cook - Have you ever heard of Coalhouse in Doncaster +
Ann Cook - Where Have All The Miners Records Gone?

Mr A. Grove - Mr Ernest Denne, Bevin Boy in Kent From 1943
Ann Cook - Looking For a Bevin Boy, Possibly Hickleton Colliery in South Yorkshire
Rita Watkins - My husband, David John Watkins, was a Bevin Boy
Robert Crossland - My father, Harry Crossland, was a Bevin Boy Near Doncaster
Mick Lloyd - Beven Boys at Calverton Colliery
Bill Hatcher - I was drafted to Ormond Pit in March 1944
Lynda Bullock - My dad was a Bevin Boy at Rainworth Colliery, Mansfield, 1943 and 1945


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Rosalind
2 January 2011
Ryszard Kepke - Bevin Boy Castleford Bevin Huts

Hi
Please could you tell me if there is anyone that has been in contact with you that lived in the Bevin huts on Aikten Road Castleford?  

My dad,  Ryszard Kepke, was Polish and he lived there then went to live with a family on Pauline Street Castleford, that is all I know, I would dearly love to speak to anyone that might have known my dad, please, please could you find out for me.

Kind regards
Rosalind


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Jack Armstrong
11 March 2007
Bevin Boys at Glasshoughton (Castleford) 1942/1946

I was a Bevin Boy at Glasshoughton (Castleford) for four years. I have fond memories of the finest set of men I have ever met. I worked on the first mechanical mining equipment in the country called ‘Joy Loaders’. In the 10 man team were the eventual leader of West Yorkshire County Council and the eventual MP for Normanton. Bill O’Brien

Jack Armstrong


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Lynda Bullock (RWG) West Hertfordshire TR
26 January 2007
My dad was a Bevin Boy at Rainworth Colliery, Mansfield, 1943 and 1945

My dad was a Bevin Boy between 1943 and 1945. His name is Harold Bullock (probably known as Harry) and he was at Rainworth Colliery, Mansfield and had digs in Walkden Street, Mansfield, which he thinks was opposite the Raleigh Bike factory.

He lost contact with nearly everyone, but would be pleased to rediscover others who were there at the same time.

Many thanks, Lynda Bullock (daughter).


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Bill Hatcher
29 March 2007
I was drafted to Ormond Pit in March 1944
Dear Fionn
I am a Ex-Bevin Boy. I have only just took to the computer at 82 years old. I was drafted to Ormond Pit in March 1944.

I am wondering if there is anyone who can still remember Bill Hatcher, I worked on Hights on Face 21.

First job was cleaning up in front of cutter, I also done the cable pulling, I also worked with the cutting machine. I can only remember two names Aurther Hutchby who lived at Langley Mill & Jack Oakie who came from Ilkeston. I was billeted with my aunt at Shipley school house Heanor Rd Ilkeston.

I am very pleased we are getting proper recognition at last. I notice on your site you have still got
Mr Taylor’s old address.

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Mick Lloyd
03 April 2007
Beven Boys at Calverton Colliery

Hi
I was wondering if there is a list somewhere of Bevin Boys who worked at Calverton Colliery?

Mick Lloyd


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Robert Crossland
28 April 2007
My father, Harry Crossland, was a Bevin Boy Near Doncaster

Hi Fionn,
My father Harry Crossland (born 1925) was a Bevin Boy at a Doncaster colliery. I lost my dad in 1984 and although I remember as a boy he used to tell me stories of life in the pit - canaries, ponies, paddy train, snap tins, narrow seams, pit props and hard graft. I know it was near Doncaster but I don't remember which pit he was based at - I think it was Bentley but my uncle thinks it was Brodsworth.

If anyone has any information I would love to hear. I see that you already have a message from Rex Staples from Bentley.

Robert


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Rita Watkins
01 June 2007
My husband, David John Watkins, was a Bevin Boy. He worked in Cefn Coed Colliery

My husband was a Bevin Boy, starting his training on the day after his eighteenth birthday on November 27th 1944. He served in the mines for four years until 1948. A number of people have told me that there is now a medal to be awarded to the Bevin Boys. Could you please send me details as to how I go about applying for a medal for my husband, who is now eighty years of age?

My husband's name is David John Watkins. Date of birth 26th November 1926. He trained in Oakdale Colliery, Monmouthshire and worked in Cefn Coed Colliery, Crynant, Glamorganshire.

I should be very grateful for any information available.
S.B.Rita Watkins,

Neath
West Glamorgan
South Wales.


You need to contact the Bevin Boy's Association


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Ann Cook
23 June 2007
Looking For a Bevin Boy, Possibly Hickleton Colliery in South Yorkshire

I am looking for a Bevin Boy who was sent to work in Yorkshire and was there while 1945. I think he worked in the coalmine called Hickleton Colliery in South Yorkshire. He lodged with a family called Knox in Deightonby street Thurnscoe.

Also have you heard of a Bevin boy who worked in the Yorkshire coalfields that might have been caught using a travel warrant meant for a soldier?

Ann Cook


Where Have All The Miners Records Gone?

Hi Fionn
Can I just ask you another question, have you ever heard of Coalhouse in Doncaster? Doesn't exist now of course but all the records were kept there. Do you know who might have all those old records?

Sarah at Iron Mountain couldn't help at all. She must have just read the letter and sent it straight back in the next post.

I have seen programme son TV where they go back into records way into the 1800's yet when it comes to the miners you can't find any records, or is it because they are TV and can get into anywhere where there are records.

Regards
Ann

All I can find is, from the BBC Website, Civic and Cultural Quarter, 16th January 2008:-

The present Council House, one of the tallest buildings in Doncaster - also known as The Coal House - will be demolished. Discussions are ongoing to find a high profile retailer for this location. The current Waterdale Shopping Centre is not part of the scheme, as it is hoped that the rest of the developments will draw people to the area and have a positive impact on this precinct.


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Mr A. Grove
25 June 2007
Mr Ernest Denne, Bevin Boy in Kent From 1943

My father-in-law was a Bevin boy in Kent from 1943, at possibly the Snowden or Bettshanger collieries he is 81 years old and would love to recount his many memories and times down the mines, his name is Mr Ernest Denne originally from Ashford Kent but now lives in Canterbury, for further information please contact me,

Yours Sincerely,

Mr A. Grove


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