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Calendar
The Decline Of The Industry Continued
After Nationalisation 1947

Book 6
Chimneys
1987
1989

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1989 - Page 8


Renishaw Park Closed After 129 Years

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Photo From Paul Burdett - Compress Media Group

Highest manpower 762 in 1958 and highest output 454,403 tonnes in 1980-81.

Deputy Managers:

  • Frank A Fletcher (9085) 1970-1973
  • Fred Oldfield (4397) 1973-1974
  • Don F Hunt (4595) 1974-1982
  • Len Edwards (7953) 1983-1984 (from Special duties Safety Engineer, transferred to Bolsover and promoted to Manager Bolsover)
  • Roger A Lewis (11178) 1984-1988
  • Chris M Kent (11289) 1988.

Assistant Manager Planning:

  • H Brian Bennett (8306) transferred fromAssistant Manager Planning atPleasley1970-1971(previously Undermanager atWarsop(1967-1969, then Sheffield University 1970,BolsoverSafety department on Dust control, 1970, transferred toWestthorpeDec 1971-April 1975, promoted to Deputy ManagerHigh Moor, then transferred to Deputy ManagerBolsover1980-1983, Deputy ManagerShirebrook1983-1985)....

Undermanagers for Renishaw Park:

  • John Bradley (2nd class) pre 1887-1899
  • G Baker (service cert) 1888-1891
  • G Sargeson (369 service 2nd) No1 1888- No3
  • JF Willis (2nd) 1891-1893
  • No2 J Briggs (2nd) 1893-1901
  • No5 G Schofield (2nd) 1899-1902
  • W Fisher (2nd) 1900-1901
  • RH Satterley (2nd) No2 1901-1902
  • J Ward (2nd) No3 1901-1905
  • T Kirk (2nd) No5, No3 1902-
  • A Hopkinson (423 2nd) No2 1903-
  • T Davis (2nd) No5 1903-1905
  • J Beaumont (2nd) No5 1905-1906
  • Lomas (2nd) No1 1906-1908, No5 1908-1910
  • A Hayes (2nd) No5 1906-1907
  • PA Verner (2nd) No3 1907-1909
  • R Brewster (2nd) No1 1908-1910
  • A Preston (2nd) No3 1910-1914

Colliery Closed, Flooded.

  • W Cooper (2nd) 1927-1935 at re-opening
  • F Marsden (2nd) 1936-1949
  • AH Jackson (3084) 1949-1953 promoted to Manager
  • Alan Radford (4020) 1953-1957
  • Stan W Hunt (6092) 1958-
  • Alec F Bowmer (6054)-1966 (to NUM)
  • Keith J Otter (8932) 1966-1967, (transferred from Glapwell, previously Langwith, promoted to Deputy Manager Arkwright)
  • Harold Smedley (5356) 1969-
  • Roland D Ford (7862) 1969-1970 (transferred to Bolsover for Site Engineer for drifts to Blackshale driven by Thyssens, then transferred to Whitwell)
  • Charlie V Gale (9092) 1978- (transferred to Shirebrook)
  • Wilf Davies (10876) 1978-1979 (promoted to High Moor)
  • Stan W Hunt (6092) 1979-1982
  • Philip J Mullery (11077) 1983-
  • Chris Kent (11289) 1987
  • Alistair J Davis (11563) Oct 1986-1988.

Assistant Undermanagers included

  • Alistair J Davis (11563) 1986-1987 (promoted to Undermanager).

Surveyors included

  • AT Sutcliffe -1920
  • John E Bellis (from re-opening 1922, later Area Chief Surveyor No3 Area NE Division)
  • Rob Ball (3132) (4th since 1947) (transferred from Oxcroft 1975)
  • Denis Arnold (4971) -1989.

Fatal Accidents Renishaw Park:

  • William Clayton (28) fell down the shaft 2/10/1857
  • John Brown (22) crushed by the cage 6/2/1861
  • Fred Wardley (25) Stall man, fall of roof 27/4/1861
  • William White (17) explosion of firedamp 18/6/1861
  • John Newton (16) using a naked light, explosion of firedamp 27/8/1861
  • William Beresford (28) Stall man, fall of roof 2/1/1862
  • William Marshall (18) fall of roof 9/3/1863
  • George Stanton (?) run over by wagons on the surface 5/10/1865
  • Joseph Oldfield (25) using naked light, explosion of firedamp 24/11/1865
  • William Stones (17) fell out of bucket in the shaft 30/3/1867
  • Henry Monks (11) Yard boy, run over by wagons on the surface 18/4/1868
  • Amos Platts (28) using naked light, explosion of firedamp 27/1/1869
  • Patrick Verdon (52) Stall man, fall of roof 7/5/1869
  • William Bradbury (61) Stall man, fall of roof 2/6/1869
  • Frederick Wade (12) Ganger, crushed by tubs 18/3/1870
  • 10/1/1871 the following 22 men and boys were all killed in a firedamp explosion: Click Here For More Information
    • Enoch Breeze (23)
    • Robert Lakin (64)
    • Sam Portas (30)
    • John Edward Rhodes (13)
    • Thomas Pearce (46)
    • Thomas Lloyd (63)
    • John Alcock (14)
    • Ephraim Bellam (?)
    • Enoch Briggs (?)
    • Thomas Richardson (49)
    • John Thorpe (38)
    • John Bolsover (63)
    • Ben Martin (38)
    • Mathew Savage (53)
    • William Wood (19)
    • Mark Barber (?)
    • John Cutley (35)
    • George Hall (37)
    • Robert Watson (28)
    • George Webster (49)
    • Thomas Goodwin (17)
    • Francis Clarke (49)
    • David Wainwright (35)
    • Arthur Ellis (?)
  • John Bembridge (35) Stall man, fall of roof 1/4/1873
  • Thomas Adams (33) Ripper, fall in a roadway 12/3/1874
  • George Hutchley (17) fall of roof 1/6/1874
  • Fred Jennings (17) fall of roof 15/9/1874
  • Joseph Pogmore (17) fall of roof 11/1/1876
  • Peat (40) Stall man, fall of coal 19/10/1876
  • Thomas Jolley (31) Stall man, fall of roof 29/11/1876
  • Joseph Booth (15) crushed by the cage 11/8/1877
  • James Hughes (30) Stall man, fall of coal 19/12/1877
  • Gabriel Cole (33) Stall man, fall of roof 22/1/1878
  • John Elliott (14) Ganger, crushed by a pony 16/2/1879
  • Luke French (18) Ganger, fall of roof 20/9/1879
  • George Elliott (18) Ganger, fall of roof 30/3/1881
  • Thomas Cunliffe (27) crushed by cage 3/1/1882
  • Joseph Leivesley (58) Stall man, fall of roof 2/5/1883
  • George Ramsden (32) Ripper, fall in a roadway 2/8/1884
  • Joseph Munday (13) Ganger, run over by tubs 5/3/1885
  • John Henry Ashley (14) Ganger, run over by tubs 7/5/1885
  • William Leadbetter (53) Haulage, run over by tubs 8/4/1887
  • John Cutts (18) Loader, fall of coal 28/12/1888
  • Enos Staton (33) Stall man, fall of roof 18/4/1890
  • Harry Wilkinson (53) hit by a ventilation door 31/10/1890, died 7/2/1891
  • Joseph Dayman (42) Stall man, fall of coal 21/12/1891
  • Felix Henry Butler (14) Ganger, run over by tubs 12/1/1893
  • George Hazlehurst (16) Ganger, fall of coal 12/6/1894
  • William George Marsden (32) Stall man, fall of coal 19/9/1895
  • George Hogarth (25) Yard man, crushed by a wagon on the surface 5/1/1897
  • John Garret (64) Yard man, run over by wagon on the surface 19/5/1897
  • Robert Robinson (26) Yard man, crushed by timber on the surface 7/8/1898, died 12/8/1898
  • William Moorhouse (54) Ripper, fall in a roadway 23/5/1899, died 24/ 5 1899
  • Fred Cresswell (17) Ganger, fall in a roadway 21/12/1901
  • John Spencer (57) Stall man, fall of roof 21/8/1902, died 2/1/1903
  • Henry Stevenson (38) Stall man, fall of roof 7/1/1903, died 8/1/1903
  • Henry Stanley (38) fell from the cage down the shaft 23/1/1904
  • John Robinson (48) Stall man, fall of roof 7/7/1905
  • John William Briggs (53) shotfiring accident 10/8/1905
  • George Henry Archer (25) crushed by the cage 21/2/1906
  • Thomas Jepson Marsden (36) Haulage, crushed by tubs 21/9/1906
  • Robert Gee (15) Ganger, run over by tubs 28/1/1907
  • Charles Hayden (54) Stall man, fall of roof 28/1/1908, died 3/2/1907
  • John Nightingale (48) Ripper, fall in a roadway 23/4/1907
  • Henry Marchant (47) Stall man, fall of roof 17/10/1907, died 23/11/1907
  • Sam Marriott (52) Haulage, crushed by tubs 20/8/1909
  • Miles Hancock (55) Stall man, fall of roof 7/9/1909
  • Thomas Hatfield Baker (15) Ganger, fall in a roadway 9/12/1910
  • Arthur William Gasdam (44) Yard man, crushed by a crane on the surface 19/7/1932
  • David Lowbridge (37) Stall man, fall of roof 23/12/1932
  • Stanley Harold Naylor (15) Screens, caught in machinery 6/12/1935
  • Bernard Preston (46) Face man, all of roof 19/08/1949
  • David Dixon (29) caught in a coal cutter 20/7/1965
  • Ronald Locke (30) Face man, fall of roof 16/5/1968.

Incidents included: In 1964 there was an outburst of gas from the 3 feet (0.9m) thick Chavery seam at 400 yards (365m) deep.

In the area the following named collieries had been closed previously:

  • Furnace Hill
  • Renishaw Park Old
  • Renishaw Park
  • Thirbycliffe, Hague
  • Renishaw Station or Blacks pit.