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December 2017

Robert Bradley - Coal Mining In the First World War 1914-1918

Sue Murgatroyd - Enquiry re death of John Thomas, 1937, Possibly Glasshoughton Pit

Markham Vale Mining Memorial - Click Here to Go to http//

Simon Wortley - Markham Walking Together Project

Fiona and Stuart Gaskell - National Database of Mining Deaths. John Hall Gaskell and William Gaskell

Andrew Ludlam - Pickford Holland Co., Ganister Mine. Wessington/Moorwood Moor, South Yorkshire Region

Samantha Wolstencroft - Enoch Edwards Photograph

Sarah Portlock - Minnie Disaster, Mick Glover and John Lumsden

November 2017

William M Whelan - I found a photo of myself age about 6 or 7 at the old Bickershaw C of E Primary School

Niall Mahoney - Replacement Wick for Davy Lamp - and a question!

Julia Little - Awesome Site

Grenville Green - Babbington Pit Training Young People Hucknall

Jim Henry - Airdrie Mining Memorial Undergoes Free of Charge Repairs - Daily Record

Grace Donaghy - Rawdon Colliery, Leicestershire

Tony Martin - Notes for a Manners Colliery Limited Shareholder Meeting July 1932

Janet Dernie - Grandfather, Joseph Moore, Killed Down Manton Pit, Worksop - Also a childhood friend Mr Derrick Cooper

Tony Martin - Manners Pit, Employment - Drawing of Washer Screens - Boys' Pocket Money 1939

Kim Collinson - East Midlands Collieries

Ian Ingle - Mining Relatives, My Great Uncle Edwin Drew

Denise Bentham - Mining Accidents, Joseph Saw, Was Killed 1922, Barnburgh Main Pit

Mark Woodland - Miners Strike, Nottinghamshire

Tony Martin - Letter from Arthur Smith, 1942, thanking the men of Shipley Colliery for his rescue.

Jim Henry - Monument for the 5 miners who lost their lives in the Quarrelton Pit Disaster of 1818 and the Five miners who lost their lives in the Benstone Coal-Pit 1860, Renfrewshire

Jim Henry - Allanton Miner Industial Heritage Sculpture, North Lanarkshire

Martin D C Plummer - My Great Grandfather, Charles Smith, was injured, not fataly, at Gedling around the 1910's/20's

October 2017

Jim Henry - Irvine Library Miner Spanish Civil War, John Smith.

Helen - Looking for Abel Henstock.

Amy Dolman - My grandad, Alan Dolman, used to work at Cadley pit in the 1960s

Tony Martin - Manners Colliery - Map and Share Certificate

Judith Fitzhugh - Query about Birchwood Lane /Rachel Pit Somercotes

Liz Brown - My father, J Brown, worked at Clifton Colliery in 1948

John Mitchell - Dave Price was killed down Welbeck Colliery the day Prince Charles was on a visit

David Peel - Pit Accident at South Kirkby

Ron - Surname Alteration

Julie Cascarino - My Grandad, George Arthur Hemingway, Worked at Coombs Thornhill Colliery, Yorkshire

Kathryn Ludlow - Ken Anderson, re George Claytor

September 2017

Derek Scaysbrook - Winder Restored by a Great Friend of Mine, George Strutt of Darley Dale

Keith Stone - John Bullen "Master Sinker" I came across an email from a Peter Erman, from Australia, dated 2015

Derek Scaysbrook - Thoresby Colliery Information

Miss Marple - Henry Wyatt, Whitwick Colliery Disaster 1898

Paul Newton - Cadeby Main 1912 Disaster - Looking For James Beech's Pit Check Number

Lynn Parkin - Jobs in Mining - What was a Hawking Enging Renter?

Deborah Wilson - Is William Edward Thomas King, who died at Windsor Colliery Oct 1959, on the memorial?

Ann Rusby - Charles Rusby and his 13 year old son Fred were killed in the Combs Colliery disaster 1893

Tony Bak - Ollerton History - Facebook Site

Alan Beales - Outcrop Accidents and Inquests

Jim Henry - Barony A Frame

Jim Henry - Keir Hardie Room - Cumnock

August 2017

Emails should return in October

Robert Bradley - Tales of the Unexpected

July 2017

Gordon Fairlie - William Fairlie, Wally Fairlie as he was known around Ilkeston Mines Rescue Station, was my dad.
My late mum and dad’s house on Manners Road, Ilkeston Rescue Station. I have found a huge underground room, the Training Shelter - And the hose box from the original 1926 /1940's fire engine.

Patrick Robertson - Mining Was Not Like This in Our Day, 2 photos of cage, Brayton Domain Colliery

Jim Henry - Shotts Mining Memorial and Perth, Peter J Rodger 1970 - 2010 Killed in New Zealand

June 2017

Maureen Walters - Donald M. J. Gill killed at Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery 1956 aged 50

Beverley Croasdell - My Uncle George Stanyard was Killed at Whitwick Pit in Either 1962 or 1963

Mike Earnshaw - Cotmanhay Colliery 1848-1880

Maureen Weldon - Bestwood Fatalities, William HAZZLEDINE, 1967

Laura Pipitone - I have been researching for good Genealogy resource material for my class and came across your Genealogy Page, here is another

John Cowie - Robert Middleton Fail Died 1940 at Rossington Colliery, Near Doncaster

Patrick Robertson - Photo taken in Winscales Rescue Station apparatus room

May 2017

Paul Siddals - Califat Colliery, Swannington - Pit Dig and the Headstock

Mark Orwig - I recently published a pretty comprehensive beginner’s guide to genealogy

Norma Cleary - Warren Vale Mining Disaster 1851

Colin Dutton - Hucknall Colliery Comrades - K11's Singing Ripper

K Collinson - Thoresby Colliery - Has the Colliery Been Completely Demolished

Jim Henry - More Mining Memorials in Scotland - Broxburn, Prestwick - Glenburn Miners Cairn

Harry Lester - I Was Part of the "Geordie" Migration - Then onto USA

Shelagh - Thomas Lyons, Killed at Edge Green - Garswood Hall, Was From Dam Lane, Not Dan Lane

John Macdonald - Newbold Heritage Group Have Installed a New Industrial Heritage Trail

Debbie Marriott - Cotgrave Pit - My dad Passed Away in October 2016 From Lung Cancer

Caroline Watson - Ambrose Watson born 1900 went to Thornhill School then down the mines aged 13

Philip - Trying to contact Bryn Holmes, Millfields Boiler Explosion 1862

Mike Finch - Picture of a Group of Gedling Miners . . .

Peter Spain - Looking for information, Albert Henry Taylor, died 12 Oct 1946 at Ripley Colliery

Anthony Bullin - Looking For info about John Bullin, the Master Sinker of Bestwood Colliery

Janet Devereux - My 3 x Great Uncle, Phineas Baker the “Old Pensioner, Died in the 1882 Parkhouse Disaster, Aged 53

Deborah Kane - My Grandfather Roland (Duke) Langrick Died at Ollerton 1929, Also my great grandfather, Lloyd Langrick, was one of the managers of the mine in Warsop Main.

Claire Hogton - Grange Colliery Kimberworth, Does The Coal Board Still Own The Colliery Site?

Michael Ball - Family Tree Research and Lancashire Mining Accidents

Patrick Robertson - Proposed Memorial - Cumberland Coal Field


April 2017

Patrick Robertson - I can confirm that the gentleman in question is definitely Gordon Sloper

Patrick Robertson - Mining Memories

Laura Barber - Nottinghamshire Engagement Opportunities For Ex-Mining Communities

Alan Beales - Inquest Reports - Eastwood Colliery

Malcolm Hill - Revised Notices - Somercotes Salvation Army Corps - 23 April 2017

Sue Baxter - Herbert Hill, killed at Brodsworth, Yorkshire, 1939

Stephen Sullivan - Worksop Library - Harworth Colliery Amendments

Frank Arrowsmith - Yorkshire Main Commemorative Trust, in Edlington

UK first full day without coal power - BBC News, Apr 2017

Chris Michaels - Burngrange Mine Disaster Report and Map

Linda Smith - Help - Charles Albert Manning Press, Belper-Kilburn Collieries Limited, 1897

Memorials, Photos Jim Henry - Account, Ian Winstanley - 1939, Valleyfield Colliery Disaster, Fife, 35 killed.

Debbie Reynolds - Genealogy Resource, I have been searching for information about genealogy for an upcoming student project.

Ralph Jones - Fatalities at Welbeck Colliery - James William Green (age 57) death due to fall of roof

Phil Morley - Aaron Kilner's Coroner's report and a sketch of Edmunds Main Colliery

Phil Morley - Aaron Kilner, 33, Killed at Edmunds Main Colliery, near Barnsley, 1866

Iain-Kerr Email Iain Kerr - Death of Bevin Boy, Philip M Smeeton, at Silverhill Colliery 24 May 1946

Alan Beales - More Yorkshire Fatalities

Kevin Chapman - Michael Colliery Disaster 1967, My father, John Chapman, was in attendance

Alicky Sussman - Looking For Info About The Day To Day Life Of The Coal Miners During The War

Alicky Sussman - Looking For Photographs of WW1 Coal Mine Workers

Jim Henry - Lots More Scottish Memorials, around 375 Photos

March 2017

Ian Winstanley - Inquest Reports - Coal Mining History Resource Centre

- Unable to receive and process emails this month -

February 2017


Alan Beales - Inquest Reports - Awsworth Colliery also known as Nuthall Colliery

Lisa Thackwell - Database - Harry Staniforth killed at Desford Colliery 1943

Alan Beales - Inquest Reports, Bulwell Colliery

Jim Henry - Memorial, Seafield Colliery Disaster - 1973

Choir Malcolm Hill - Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir are Privileged to Host a Major Concert 20 May 2017, Sutton in Ashfield NG17 1BT - Book Now

Alan Thorpe - Can you pass my details to Jane Betts regarding the death of John Thorpe in 1866

Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir - Presidents Cup Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Choir

Bob Osborne - Mining Deaths, Jeremiah Farmer, Swadlincote Colliery 1859, Aged 41

January 2017

David Haworth - Shirland Colliery Memorial Display Board

Bill Wright - Correction - Jacob M Davison Killed at Hickleton Main 1939

Andy Gregory - I Knew Your Dad, Tony Burridge, very well

Corinne Ansell - Was There an Accident at Manton/Worksop Colliery’s Involving Patrick Lee Martin?

Ian Benson - Peckfield Colliery Disaster, Yorkshire, 30 April 1896

Sean Brady - 2 images from inside the engine room taken when Thomas Feast Farby was 74 after 46 years in the job

Jim Henry - More Mining Memorials in Scotland - Kilsyth, Auchengeich, Condorrat, Barwood and Dumbreck

Malcolm Hill - Post Card Grassmoor Colliery

Malcolm Hill - Question on age and wages of young miners circa 1900 in Pye Hill and Jacksdale

Jim Garner - Missing Name, William (Billy) Jepson, Age 26, Cossall, Nottinghamshire, Late 1930s

Dave Budworth - Just a Suggestion, Could You Include Grid References For Old Pit Shafts

Historical and Heritage Societies

Irvin Saxton - BLOOD ON THE COAL - Deaths at Featherstone's mines 1864 - 1914

Lynne Smith - My Father, John William Northend, Died at Morton Pit Derbyshire

Jim Henry - More Mining Memorials in Scotland

Emma Lenz - Oxford English Dictionary query - benk/bink

Irvin Irvin Saxton - Briggs Snydale Colliery, Yorkshire, including Fatalities

Irvin Saxton - Featherstone Main, Yorkshire, including Fatalities

Irvin Saxton - Ackton Hall, Yorkshire, including Fatalities

Alun Evans - I would like to get in touch with John Bradfield, he used to be a permanent member of the Dinas Rescue Team but emigrated to Australia in 1957

Laura Quick - Looking for some images of Cotgrave Colliery

Sean Brady - Thomas Feast Farby Saved the Lives of Eight Men at Sutton Colliery, 1899

Hannah Parr - More information please about 9 year old Edmund Varley, killed at Watnall No3 Pit 1833.

Vicki Thomas - Edwin Douglas Tilley, Miner 1902, Thorpe Hesley, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire

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