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Burradon - Emails 4

Diana Watson Daniels ( nee Lynch) - I grow up in the mining village of Burradon

Alison Lukstin - Descendant of John Pease request
Ann Platt - My G G Grandfather, John Pease and his son who were killed in the 1860 disaster
Rosalind Cunningham - I used to play a lot with Diana's sister Sheila
Phil Wild - 'Who do You Think You Are' Carr Bros and J Carr & Co
Stephen Hill - Can you tell me the name of the pits around Burradon c1871?
Ray - I remember the Rush family very well
Rozlind Cunningham - I lived in Burrodon in the 50s & 60s


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Ann Platt
07 May 2013
My G G Grandfather, John Pease and his son who were killed in the 1860 disaster

Hullo Fionn – thank you for your interesting information about Burradon. I live in Cape Town, South Africa and have recently become involved in the genealogy of my family. John Pease and his son who were killed in the 1860 disaster are members of my family. Ann Pease daughter of John, married Arthur Smith, who was my great grandfather.

I am hoping to visit Burradon when I visit the UK in August/September 2013, and was wondering whether you could suggest any leads I might follow to obtain more information. I had thought the Durham Mining Museum might be a source.

Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Ann


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Alison Lukstin
23 December 2013
Descendant of John Pease request

Hi,
I saw the email above on your coal miners site. 
I am also a descendant of John Pease through his son Frank.
I would like to contact this lady Ann Platt.
Maybe you could forward my email address to her?


Cheers Alison Lukstin
Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia
Ada was the daughter of a coalminer hewer, Francis William Pease 1855 -1910 and Jane Ann Read 1858-1935, and she was the mother of Dorothy Wall, John (Jack) Appleton, Alice Margaret Bryant, Francis William (Frank) Appleton and Violet A Louisa Appleton.

Ada was the first born of the family



Ada died of cancer aged 51 at 20 Della Torre Cres, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia


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Rosalind Cunningham
2 March 2013
I used to play a lot with Diana's sister Sheila

I have been looking at your web pages about Burradon and have a lot in common with Diana Daniels (nee lynch) my name is Rosalind Cunningham (nee Rush) is there any way you could get me in touch?

I used to live in Double Row, I used to play a lot with her sister Sheila when I was little.

Many thanks

Rosalind Cunningham


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Phil Wild
17 November 2011
'Who do You Think You Are' Carr Bros and J Carr & Co

Hello
There has been a lot of coverage recently on the 1860 Burradon disaster with the memorial plaque and the connection with comedian Alan Carr (albeit cut from the final edit of his 'Who do You think you are' programme.)

The circumstances of the disaster are well documented in the 1996 article by Alan Fryer, including those members of the family affected directly, but I was interested in the connection of the Carr family and its priorownershipof collieries in the area (including Burradon and Seghill and Hartley).

Do you or does anyone know about the history the Carr family association - presumably through Carr Bros & Co and/or J Carr & Co (or indeed if they are linked or one and the same organisation?) e.g. who founded them and when / where etc...

I understand that they probably sold the majority interest in the local collieries, including Burradon,in a (forced?) public auction in 1858 when the business was in financial difficulty (and/or failing health of owner?)

Thanks
Phil Wild


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Stephen Hill
5 January 2011
Can you tell me the name of the pits around Burradon c1871?

Hi,
I believe that my G.G.Grandfather and grandfather and his brother worked in a pit in Burradon, they moved up to Burrodin from the Cheshire/Derby coalfields after the Burradon pit disaster.

Can you tell me the name of the pits around Burradon c1871? My grandfather and his brother were pit trolley drivers - occupation from the 1871 census. My grandfather then went on to work at Hebburn Pit, South Shields and then Henry Pit, Walkergate area of Newcastle.

Can you tell me if the photograph in the Burradon page is Burradon pit or another?

I have a photograph of Hebburn pit and would like to get a photograph of Burradon

Thank you for your time and effort
Stephen Hill


You could try The Burradon and Camperdown Community Website. It has a lot of very useful information.


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Ray
11 March 2008
I remember the Rush family very well

Wow, Now there’s a blast from the past I remember the Rush family very well in fact I believe I am related to them in someway. I think they lived in No2 Double Row. I can still visualise Pat (my sister Ada told us kids we had to call her aunty Pat) Jimmy the father Rosalind, Patricia and little Jimmy (he was just a toddler then) I hope you are all keeping fine. I think I should tell you that George, my sister’s husband, died of a heart attack and my nephew Keith died 4 years ago. My other Nephew Les now lives in Preston. I remember that I tried to impress Patricia a few times, in Office Row, with my footballing skills but I don’t think it worked lol lol. They were great days and how I wish they were back. We had nothing but at least we were happy.

Can I finally mention the men that this site is dedicated to and that’s the Mines Rescue Volunteers. These men were brave people who were willing to put their lives at risk to save the lives of their comrades for very little reward. These brave guys will remain in my memory of my working life down the mines forever.

God bless you all and thank you.
Ray.


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Rozlind Cunningham
17 November 2007
I lived in Burrodon in the 50s & 60s

Hello
My name is Roz Cunningham [nee] Rozalind Rush. I lived in Burrodon in the 1950s & 60s. I remember it well. The streets the pit and the Welfare are all still fresh in my memory, how I long for those days back, they were great. I remember Dianna and Sheila Lynch very well; not sure if they remember me lol. My sister’s name is Tricia and my younger brother Jimmy.

Love to here from you if you have any news of Burrodon.

Rozlind Cunningham [nee rush]


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