1990 - Page 1
From 1st January 1990 the Noise Regulations came into force and ear defenders had to be worn in certain areas where noise levels were high. Household notices were posted identifying same.
New Voluntary Redundancy terms were agreed from 1st January to March 1993, funded again by British Coal. The NUM still refused to accept the conciliation scheme accepted by the UDM.
New redundancy terms announced for Industrial Staff.
Secretary of State for Energy, Norman Fowler MP (Con) 24th July 1989, resigned, Michael Howard MP (Con) 3rd Jan 1990 Nov 1990
Clinton Drift Mine
Note re Clinton (Stoney Lane Brick Co) Brinsley (Nottinghamshire), abandoned in 1909 (see 13/3/1909)
Deakin A Clark 25/1/1990, and William W Walker, HM Inspector
New Nottinghamshire Group Formed
The new Nottinghamshire Group was formed from 5th February 1990, earlier than the planned date of 1st April when British Coals reorganisation changed all existing Areas to 8 Groups.
- John CH Longden (9134) was confirmed as Group Director
- Asst (Admin) Accountant David Langdon
- David S Crisp (9601) died 1991/92? and David S Widdowson (8857) died 2008, were appointed Assistant Group Directors, the post of Production Manager being phased out.
- Chief Mining Engineer, R A (Tony) Caunt (8028)
- Technical Services, Roger Bexon (9393)
- Marketing & Quality Control Mike P Gore
- Employee Relations Jim C Rhodes -1991
- Head of Engineering / Electrical Engineer David R Oldham
- Mechanical Engineer David L Miller
- Civil Engineer Don Brown
- Development and Tunnelling Engineer Brian H Orton (9492)
- Strata Control Engineer Ray T Keeton (Surveyors cert)
- Minerals Management Engineer Graeme E Marshall (4894) ARICS -1991 and Geologist Chris T Thorne BSc -1991.
- 1,323,430 tonnes, from Blackshale, with 1,190 men
- Manager Eric Blackwell (10164)
- Deputy Manager Peter Chadwick (9778)
- Deputy Manager Services Mark R Bradbury (11845)
- Undermanagers Sean Burns (11354)
- John H Van Ham (11160)
- Harry Straw (10763)
Asfordby developing Deep Main, (total expenditure to date £471m)
- 1,280,600 tonnes, Top Hard, Low Waterloo and Kents Thick with 1,030 men
- Manager Robert (Bob) W Robson (10955)
- Deputy Manager Willie McGranaghan (11633)
- Deputy Manager Services Neil M Bacon
- Undermanagers Steve H Crowhurst (11002) and John R Nichol (11129)
- Surveyor Graham Hall (6025)
- 958,500 tonnes
- Manager David W Baldwin (10132)
- Deputy Manager Keith Williams (11489)
- Deputy Manager Services Chris J Daniels (12111)
- Undermanager Rob S Townroe (11...)
- 748,073 tonnes, Abdy Brinsley and High Hazles, 950 men
- Manager Steve Wright (9981)
- Deputy Manager Colin G Fiddler (11597)
- Assistant Manager Rob Errington (10382)
- Undermanagers DJ Messom (10518 / 2nd) and CP Jennings (11422)
Clipstone 1,005,050 tonnes, Yard and Deep Soft, the Low Main seam at Clipstone was abandoned in February after 33 years working, 1,000 men
- Manager John A Daniels (9068)
- Deputy Manager Roger L Trueman (10009)
- Assistant Manager Jim P Brennan (9254)
- Undermanagers Neil H Jackson (11818) and Gary Clark (11810)
Cotgrave 611,226 tonnes, Deep Hard and Blackshale, 555 men
- Manager Reg J Fitzpatrick (10961)
- Deputy Manager Mike W Stephenson (9999)
- Assistant Manager Dave A Marriott (9489)
- Undermanager Tim J Fifoot (11815)
Creswell 767,196 tonnes, Threequarter, 770 men
- Manager Gordon F Froggatt (8164)
- Deputy Manager Roger H Smith (11153)
- Assistant D Meikle
- Undermanager Keith D Hill (11298)
Gedling 610,500 tonnes, High Hazles, 600 men
- Manager Alan Allsop (9700)
- Deputy Manager Robert (Bob) Hallam (11252)
- Assistant JE Gelson (11777)
- Undermanager Kevin Bancroft (11819)
Harworth 1,265,400 tonnes, Deep Soft and Swallow Wood, 900 men
- Manager (Bobby) RC Watson (9215)
- Deputy Manager Brian T Kimberley (10691)
- Deputy Manager Services Kevin B Smith (10806)
- Undermanagers Mick Saunders (11150) and John A Welsh (11500)
- Manager John Payne (9235)
Ollerton 1,518,500 tonnes, Parkgate, 1,020 men
- Manager Tim N Burke (10738)
- Deputy Manager Terry J Knott (2nd)
- Deputy Manager Services Paul D Henry (11195)
- Undermanager Stan Morris (11743)
Rufford 645,255 tonnes, Yard Blackshale, 770 men
- Manager David J Moult (11244)
- Deputy Manager Paul G Shorthouse (11369)
- Undermanager Vince J Hawksworth (11712)
Sherwood 1.0m tonnes, Deep Hard/Piper, Yard and Blackshale, 820 men
- Manager Mick D Orchiston, (11282)
- Deputy Manager Brian IF Gwilliam (11155)
- Assistant Manager John P Whyatt (11312)
- Undermanager David A Slater (11529)
Silverhill 872,000 tonnes, Yard and Blackshale, 780 men
- Manager Ian Clayton (10925)
- Deputy Manager A Pete Hewes (11245)
- Undermanager Ashley P Britton (11694)
Thoresby 2,459,557 tonnes, Parkgate, 1,200 men, weekly output record 96,155 tonnes and o.m.s. of 15.14 tonnes
- Manager Ken G Fidler (10993)
- Deputy Manager Trevor Haywood (11133)
- Deputy Manager Services Colin Day (2nd)
- Undermanager JE Gelson (11777) transferred to Gedling
Welbeck 1,537,700 tonnes, Parkgate, 1,010 men
- Manager Steve J Parkin (11138)
- Deputy Manager Gordon C Harris (11100)
- Deputy Manager Services Paul H White (10798)
- Undermanagers David C Bishop (10774) and John P Blackwell (11...)
New Salary Pay Rates
New salary pay rates came into operation as from 1st February 1990:
- Senior Management and Technical Grade min £24,066 to max £30,908 increased to min £25,921 to max £33,291 (£33,814 from Jan 1991).
- This grade covered many of the higher management staff and Colliery Managers at large collieries. SG1-8 for Senior grades up to Deputy Director including Chief Mining Engineer etc were above this line.
- M1 Grade min £21,520 to max £27,535, increased to min £23,179 to max £29,658, (£30,057 from Jan 1991) covering Colliery Managers at medium sized collieries.
- M2 Grade min £19,249 to max £24,530 increased to min £20,733 to max £26,421 (£26,717 from Jan 1991) for Deputy Managers and Managers at small collieries.
- Undermanagers and Engineers on Grade 3 min £17,221 to max £21,853 increased to min £18,549 to max £23,538 (£23,749 from Jan 1991) and so on down to M7 lowest Grade min £10,461 to max £13,765 increased to min £11,268 to max £14,826 for other Technical jobs.
- The new lowest Grade M6 from Jan 1991 would be a max of £16,680.
- Category 1 to increase to £2,680
- Category 2 to £2,010
- Category 3 to £1,340.
- Apprentice Surveyors age 16 rate £5,422 to increase to £5,800. At age 22 and over £9,431 increased to £10,158.