1954, rear of 11 Manners Avenue, old railway cottages. The NCB bought them for the rescuers and their families.
Left - Eric Minard, with Michael Healey on his knee.
Middle - Christine Cocking with Eric's dog 'Laddie'.
Right - Philip Healey with daughter Rosemarie.
4 June 2009
Eric Minard seen on the photo (above) with Phillip
I can give you lots of information my name is Eric Minard seen on the photo with Phillip. We lived next door to each other and had some good times together.
I can give you a lot of names that were at the station when we were. The last time I spoke with Phil and Lottie was some years ago I came up to see my daughter and then went to find him. We had a good chat.
I live in Ilfracombe, Devon.
Let me know if you want information I have plenty so tell me how much you want and what about.
Yours Truly Eric Minard
Also Eric in charge of 40 canaries returns one to it's cage.
Mr. Eric Minard and Station Officer Harry Newton examine, in the van, a plan of the pit
Mr. Eric Minard received the shield on behalf or the Ilkeston team
I remember Philip (or Rosie's dad as I knew him). I seem to recall that amongst all the other things, he had a hand in TV repairs, and also being particularly impressed with a fairly large calibre bolt-action rifle he had. He gave me two bullets (presumably not live) which I later took to Chaucer infants school. It was found necessary to poke fellow pupil Arthur Butler with one of these items, and consequently they were confiscated by teacher Mrs. James. The promise of their return at the end of term was never realised. Shame.
Wasn't there also a dog (Trixie). It used to bolt for my older brother Gary whenever he went past the Healy's house on his motorbike. At least until the unfortunate Trixie went for a rotatonal ride with the front wheel. Not so keen to chase after that I recall.
It Was A Great Life For Kids. They Belonged To An Extended Family
Ray Havill, on wall beside Rescue Station.
Window blacked out because of the war.
A generation later his son, Simon on the
same wall, with Wayne in the background.
As Rita Havill Said, "It Was Like Living In A Village Inside A Town."
Philip with Ray Havill's mum Edna and his sister
at the Miners Welfare.
The Welfare had a call out bell which meant that the men could go there when off duty but still on standby.
Grand parties were part of station life.
Left, Marrion Mapletoft, Ray Havil, Frank Morley, Charlie Snarski, Rita Havil, and in front Teressa Snarski. Around 1974
Paul Chambers's mother and Shirley have been trying to put names to faces but they are still a few short.
Can Anyone Help?
Front Row L-R
Ray Haville, Annie Clarke, Terry Haville, Ross Newton
2nd Row L-R (sitting on the knees)
? Haville, John Cocking, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Christine Cocking
3rd Row L-R
Mrs.Haville, Mary Cocking, Mrs.Clarke, Flo Calladine, ?, ?, Mrs.Edna Meakin
Back Row L-R
Jennifer Calladine, Alma Clarke