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Bevin Boys - Ernest Bevin 1881 - 1951
Bevin Boy's Emails, Page 18
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Taken from the BBC's Archive of WW2 memories 
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Jo Carter - Richard Cann, was a Bevin Boy at Glapwell Colliery from 1944 - 1947
Steve Hooson - My Father Alec was a Bevin Boy from age 16
Geoff Kaye - St. Austell - Cornwall - Bevin Boys Recognition
Mick Green - Trying to find out the name of the pit where my dad worked as a Bevin Boy
Elaine Carter - Trying To Get Roy Frank Carter Recognized As A Bevin Boy
Mrs P Pickett - My Father, a Bevin Boy, Was trapped Down Manvers Main in 1945 For 3 Days
Andrew Gosheron
- Looking For Information, My Father, Robin Gosheron Was A Bevan Boy In Wales
Kim E Hayes - My Grandfather, Eric Roland Polley, Was A Bevin Boy.
Caroline Pratt
- My Dad, George Stirrup, a Londoner, Was a Bevin Boy But Which Colliery?



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Jo Carter
10 November 2012
Richard Cann, was a Bevin Boy at Glapwell Colliery from 1944 - 1947

 
My Grandfather is Richard Cann who was a Bevin Boy at Glapwell Colliery from 1944 - 1947.  He would love to get in contact with someone who knows him or has info about people he might have worked with.

Thanks

Jo Carter


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Steve Hooson
28 October 2012
My Father Alec was a Bevin Boy from age 16

Just wanted to pass on that my Father Alec was a Bevin boy from age 16. He trained at the Prince of Wales Pit in Pontefract and then worked at Coombs pit in Thornhill West Yorkshire.

I was disappointed to find out that there is no posthumous awarding of the Bevin Boys medal. He worked with three other Bevin boys at Coombs pit.

Kind Regards
Steve Hooson


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Geoff Kaye - St. Austell - Cornwall
1 August 2012
Bevin Boys Recognition

Good Afternoon

My father, Eric Walter Kaye, born 1927, was a Bevin Boy during WW2 at Rossington Colliery near Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Would it be possible to verify this fact with your records , as my father passed away in 1986.

If confirmed would me and my brother be able to claim the recognition on behalf of our late father and how we would go about it.

thanks and regards

Geoff Kaye - St. Austell - Cornwall


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Mick Green
11 April 2012
Trying to find out the name of the pit where my dad worked as a Bevin Boy

Hi, I just came across your web site. I am trying to find out the name of the pit where my dad worked as a Bevin Boy. Do you know if there is some kind of record?

I know that he did his training at Annfield Plain, and that he had lived in Tudhoe village while working in the mine. But that is as far as I have got.

Thanks,


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Elaine Carter
25 June 2011
Trying To Get Roy Frank Carter Recognized As A Bevin Boy

We are trying to get my father Roy Frank Carter recognized as a Bevin Boy and a veteran but until we can get that done in Britain he cannot be recognized in Canada and receive benefits.

He was conscripted into the mines (a Ballottee) called up in Jan 1945, trained from January to September 1945 at Mountain Ash, Pontiridd, Glamorgan.

Worked at Penrekyber Colliery from January 1945 to September 1945 then directly into the RAF until October 1948.

Regards,
Elaine Carter


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Mrs P Pickett
19 January 2011
My Father, a Bevin Boy, Was trapped Down Manvers Main in 1945 For 3 Days

A story has just come to light about my late father’s time as a Bevin Boy at Manvers Colliery. I have been told that he was rescued after spending three days trapped in the mine where he sustained a broken shoulder and cracked ribs.

He had never told us about it but I see that he would have been there at the time of the accident on 4th March 1945 when 5 men were killed. I have found a report of the accident but it only mentions deaths not injuries. So I would be most interested if anyone can tell me any more about it. I do have a very old group photo of the Bevin Boys of Manvers Colliery which includes him. It has been taken from an old magazine.

So can anyone help?   
    
Regards Mrs P Pickett


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Andrew Gosheron
5 January 2011
Looking For Information, My Father, Robin Gosheron Was A Bevan Boy In Wales

Hello

I am trying to find out more about where my father was a Bevan Boy. His name was Robin Gosheron and was based in the Welsh pits, can you advise if there is a site I can check and find out if any of his friends remember him please?

Many thanks
Andrew Gosheron


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Kim E Hayes
16 November 2010
My Grandfather, Eric Roland Polley, Was A Bevin Boy

Dear Sir,

My grandfather Mr. Eric Roland Polley was conscripted to be a Bevin boy. He served for 18 months in the coal mines until the coal dust affected his lungs. From there he was put in the army as my grandfather could read and write he served at an Army installation in Scotland. He had a lazy, due to this and his lungs it was deemed he could not serve on the front line and fulfilled secretarial duties.

My grandfather passed away in the year 2000. His wife Mrs. Eileen Polley (my Grandmother) is still alive and she is now aged 92 years old.

I would like to receive a Bevin Boy medal as is now issued to those who served as a Bevin Boy. I would like to be able to walk proudly in the remembrance parade on behalf of my grandfather. My grandmother Eileen Polley suffered a severe stroke leaving her disabled and my uncle has placed her in a nursing home in Frinton on the edge of Clacton on Sea.

It would be wonderful if you could please issue this Bevin Boy Medal to me or and be present to present this to me with my grandmother.

I live in Weeting, Norfolk.

I look forward to hearing from you in regards to this matter.

Sincerely

Kim E Hayes


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Caroline Pratt
31 Oct 2009
My Dad, George Stirrup, a Londoner, Was a Bevin Boy But Which Colliery?

Hello,
My Dad was a Bevin boy but unfortunately I have very little information regarding this as he passed away in January 1995.  His name was George Stirrup, a Londoner but I believe he may have been staying with his sister in Nottingham around the time he was a Bevin boy. I remember him saying he worked down the mines with the actor Harry Fowler.

Would anyone know which colliery this was? He also mentioned Jimmy Saville, although my internet research suggests Jimmy Saville was in three different collieries.  If anyone can help, I'd love to know more.

Many thanks,
Caroline Pratt


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