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Surveying Jobs - Aug 1960

No4 Sub-Area, No4 Area, East Midlands Division, NCB from 1st January 1947


Book 2 - Page 2

First Assistant Surveyor

Manager Horace Gubbins (66) retired … Joe A Rodgers temporary Manager.
Ernest Brookes started as Afternoon Undermanager

Mon 1 … Bank Holiday

Tues 2U/g … 1s DG lines re-established … 3 men (RB*, BB, TB)

Tues 2 … Office … Manager’s report.  Sutton and Pleasley workings on Composite 1/5000 plan

Wed 3U/g … 60s TG theodolite survey finished … 3 men (RB*, BB, TB)

Wed 3 … Office … Calculated 120s survey.  Plan of 120s and 60s on 1/1250 for subsidence

Thurs 4 … Office … finished subsidence plan. Updated Composite 1/5000 neg and print. R & FF plans. Print off 6 inch for Mr Joe Rodgers Acting Manager

Fri 5 … Office … R & FF plans dispatched. Monthly book and monthly measurements

Mon 8 … Office … Sutton progress. General purpose 1/5000 old plan. Checking Waterloo measurements

Tues 9 … Office … Calculations into Area folder.   Interview for Method Study Engineer by Ackroyd and IJ Watson …Offered the job but after consideration turned it down as there was no offer of a rise in pay

Wed 10U/g  … Grade line at 1in60 from Loading Point to N Manrider Engine house for mule haulage … 3 men (night shift) (BTB, RB, BB)

Thurs 11… Office … 3 Mining Reports      

Fri 12U/g … Grade line painted for full tubs on South Level … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Fri 12 … Office … 6 inch plan showing telephones

Mon 15 … Office … with E Brooks Undermanager re telephones. Progress and copying surveys

Tues 16 … Office … Stencilled 2 telephone plans

Wed 17 … Office … Mining reports.  Prints for Electricians

Thurs 18 … Office … prints of surface for Electricians. Ventilation measuring points with Alan Vardy. Copying surveys

Fri 19 … Office … Amended Support plans for Supply gate ripping lip.  Stencilling.  Progress.  Mining reports

Mon 22 … Office … copying surveys into Area folder. Mining report.  Progress plans

Tues 23U/g … 100s DG theodolite survey … 4 men. Marked out Lofco position in pit bottom (RB*, JC, TB, JS)

Wed 24 … Office … Stone dust barrier plan for Mr J Rodgers.  Civil defence plan.  Updated R & FF plans … all sets

Thurs 25U/g … 10s and 100s catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, JC, TB, JS)

Fri 26 … Annual leave 6 days

Sep 1960

Mon 5 … Office … Silverhill 3s Low Main panel on Progress plan. Reduced Skegby Sewage works from 1/1250 and 20 feet to an inch to 1/2500 scale

Tues 6 … Office … Put Skegby Sewage works on plan.  Tracings of all panels to take to Area HQ for 2nd Copy plans

Wed 7U/g … 1s LH and 1s LG dial survey and measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, TB, JS)

Thurs 8 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Fri 9 … Office … Section books and sheets for Area.  Prints of Waterloo supports for Fred Daft Safety Officer.  Waterloo 6 inch flat sheet and roll plan to date
George Noble transferred from Cotes Park as Teversal Manager on Sep 11

Mon 12 … Office … Finished plan of 1s shearer face with chocks and displacement. Took prints for 6 inch plan in manager’s folder. Calculated and plotted 110s survey.  6 inch neg to date and print

Tues 13U/g … Re-correlation of Piper shaft at Sutton Colliery … sighting with dial, clamped wires in sump … 6 men (Stan Hays, D Renshaw, C Burlinson, RB, Cliff Beale and Joe Holland)

Tues 13 … Surface …Pit top  4 men (C Skeavington, J Wilmot, RB and Ken Harpham)

Wed 14 … Office … New progress plan for 1s Waterloo

Thurs 15 … Office … 6 inch, 1/5000 flat sheets and roll plans and stippling.  Touching up Dunsil 6 inch roll plan.  Stencilling

Fri 16 … Office … Monthly book.  110s progress neg and prints. 1s Waterloo neg and prints.  Typed figures on sheets of recordings taken on Dobson walking chocks.

- Pit Holidays Sat 17 to Sat 24 -

Mon 19 … Office … Estimate of coal fillers. Surface survey calculations

Mon 19 … Surface … picking up features (BTB, RB)

Tues 20U/g … Levelling to Lofco positions in pit bottom … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, TB)

Wed 21U/g … Continued levelling to Lofco positions … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 21 … Surface same day … measuring cable culvert (BTB, RB, BB, TB)

Thurs 22U/g … Continued levelling to Lofco positions u/g … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 22 … Surface same day … measuring features in pit yard … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, TB)

Fri 23U/g … Continued levelling to Lofco positions … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Fri 23 … Surface same day …  continued with measurements, cables etc ... 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, TB) … Office … Stencilling notice re Lofcos

Mon 26 … Office … Sheets for month end etc. Estimate of coal fillers and sheets.

Tues 27U/g … 120s district dial survey and measures … 5 men ( RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Wed 28 … Surface … measurements to buildings, stores, offices etc … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Thurs 29 … Surface … subsidence levelling Manor Room in Teversal Village … (BTB, RB, BB)

Thurs 29 … Surface … Drawing out idea for a new conveyor belt advancer for E Brooks U/M

Fri 30 … Surface … continued subsidence levelling in Teversal Village … (BTB, RB, BB)

Fri 30U/g … Same day in afternoon Levelling to Lofcos in pit bottom … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB and inc Planner Gordon Darrington)

Oct 1960

Mon 3 … Office … Yearly scaling tracings for tonnage check.  Monthly figures and quarter end figures also

Tues 4U/g … 30s DG, 100s RH and 20s district dial surveys and measures … 3 men (RB*, TB, JS)

Wed 5… Office … Plotted, stencilled and stippled 1/5000 and 6 inch flat sheet and roll plan. Plotted, stencilled and stippled 1/5000 and 6 inch flat sheets and 6 inch roll plan. Deputy’s districts neg, General Purpose, Electrical plan negs.  Ventilation and Egress plans

Thurs 6 … Office … Area HQ 6 inch plan and monthly progress.  1/5000 Composite.  Progress tracings.  Tracings of surveys to take to Area HQ.  Co-ordinates in Survey book.  Began tracing of surface showing Cooling ponds and Water softener for Electrical department.

Fri 7 … Surface … plough marks in fields … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Fri 7 … Office … Plan for Electricians. Manager’s working plans.  Section for E Brooks U/M

Mon 10 … Office … Finished drawings for E Brooks. Info on R & FF negs.  Made up Office copy. Checking C Skeavington on annual scalings for rating etc

Tues 11 … Surface … dirt tip survey … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Tues 11 … Office … Info on R & FF negs and prints

Wed 12 … King’s Mill Hospital for Xray

Thurs 13 …  to Silverhill for workings for 1/5000 Composite plan (RB*)

Fri 14 … Office … R & FF plans coloured.  Calculating levels.  Copying same

Mon 17U/gAccident measures R Ferrier 120s RH packhole … (self RB* and Safety Officer Fred Daft)

Tues 18 … Office … Copying levels.  R & FF plans.  Monthly book

Wed 19 … Office … R & FF plans for Rescue Room.  1958 Correlation sheets into folders and stencilled titles

Thurs 20 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Fri 21 … Office … Estimate of coal fillers in book. Making out survey books.  Section sheets. 

Fri 21 …Surface … set out gradient of 1in110 from screens to BR track near Full Weigh Office (BTB, RB, JC, BB)

Mon 24 … Office … Composite 1/5000 plan. Levels plotted on 120s and 110s.  Calculated and plotted 2s and 10s surveys

Tues 25 … Office … 1/5000 Composite plan for Mr G Noble, Manager.  Print off and colouring same

Wed 26 … Office … Colouring Composite plan.  Putting co-ordinate values of sheets on M1 Motorway plan for No4 Group area.  Monthlies in book

Thurs 27 … Office … Estimate of coal fillers.  Inked in 10s and 2s headings and in the afternoon

Thurs 27 … Bi-annual meeting of Surveyors at Area HQ … McLuckie Strata Control

Fri 28 … Office … Accident plan for RJ Ferrier 120s RH packhole.  Cloured same

Mon 31 … Office … Amendment to accident plan .. Common Law case, London.  Took prints, coloured same. Coloured Ventilation plans for Alan Vardy, Ventilation Officer

Nov 1960

Tues 1 … Office … Copying levels. Plotting same and contouring on plans. Typing

Wed 2 … Office … Checking levellings.  Manpower schedules

Thurs 3 … Office … Completed manpower schedule. Development plans. 2 Mining Reports

Fri 4 … Office … Amendments and additions to Air Measuring stations put on Ventilation plan

Mon 7 … Office … Calculated Waterloo theodolite surveys.

Tues 8 … Office … Calculating surveys. Plotted 1s Waterloo Statutory survey (every 100 yards or quarter end 3 months).  Making book out for J Wilmot.  Waterloo plans to date, all scales

Wed 9U/g … Established line for new Top Hard Return Scouring … 3 men. Re-established line in 20s DG (BTB, RB, DH)

Thurs 10 … Office … Overlay tracings.  Repairing covers for Standard mine plans to fit in cabinet

Fri 11 … Office … Ventilation negs amended. Coloured prints

Mon 14U/g … Thirling survey angling for new Return Scouring … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, TB)

Mon 14 … Office … Tracing of coal cutter connections for Electricians

Tues 15U/g … Thirling survey catenary measurements … 4 men (BTB, RB, TB, JS)

Wed 16 … Office … Prints for Electricians

Thurs 17U/g … Checked face line and re-established lines in new 2s RH (RB*, TB, DH)

Thurs 17 … Office … Ventilation plans amended again

Fri 18 … Office … Abandoned Mines … grid and locations of same for Whiteboro’ area

Fri 18 … Surface … Measurements for cooling ponds and workshops … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Mon 21 … Office … Copying 1s Waterloo theodolite calculations. Re-plotted 10s survey for LH

Tues 22 … Calculated 30s TG theodolite survey (50s LH).  Calculated levels for 1s LH from Dunsil.

Wed 23 … Office … Copied 30s TG survey into folder.  Plotted levels on 1s.  Contours etc on plan .. Glapwell Waterloo.  Stippled Waterloo on all scales.  1s progress neg. Altered 10s neg.

Thurs 24 … Office … New progress plan for 20s.  Monthly book. Typing

Fri 25U/g … Monthly progress and measured sections on 110s and 120s … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Mon 28 … Office … Monthly progress. Sections etc.  New progress plan for 20s. Put new Return scour on 110s Progress plan.

Tues 29 … Office … Estimate of coal fillers. New Means of Egress prints and coloured. Plan showing workings up to November for Dennis Pearson

Wed 30 … Office … 1s DG levels calculated. Plotted 20s levels on 6 inch plan.  Hung Egress plans in Canteen. Section book
Horace Parsons Enginewright retired and Dennis Pearson appointed

Dec 1960

Thurs 1U/g … Levelling and setting out centre line and grade 1in3 drift from 1s DG Waterloo to Dunsil … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, TB)

Fri 2 … Office … Calculated levels.  Alterations to bull bar supports at lip on Support plans. Calculated and copied 1s DG levels. Contours on plan

Mon 5 … Office … New progress plan for 20s and development. Group progress and Manager’s plans. Notice for Wilf Turner Training Officer.  Prints off progress plan

Tues 6 … Office … New prints off 20s progress plan. Coloured same. Monthly book. Amendments on surface negative from new surface plan

Wed 7 … Surface … measurements to drains around pithead baths and railway sidings (BTB, RB)

Thurs 8 … Surface … measurements to railway lines … 2 men and again … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Fri  9 … Surface … measurements to screens … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Sat 10U/g … Line and grade in 1in3 drift and new line 2s face heading (Saturday … 4 men (RB*, TB, DH, JS)

Mon 12 … Office … Progress.  6 inch plans in folders.  Stoppings on 100s Ventilation plan.

Mon 12 … Surface … Surface … Measurements to railway lines … (BTB, RB, BB)

Tues 13 … Office … Tracing of SE Dunsil for Stan Hays, Sutton.  Tracing of 43/4961 for Jack Brown, Pleasley.

Tues 13 … Surface … Measurements to screens … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 14 … Surface … measurements to rail lines … 2 men (BTB, RB) and in afternoon 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)               

Wed 14 … Office … calculated 110s survey and plotted same

Thurs 15U/g … 10s LH check survey catenary measurements … 4 men (JW, RB, JC, TB)

Thurs 15 … Office … Calculating 110s check survey

Fri 16 … Surface … measurements on NW siding and dirt tippler … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, BB)

Mon 19 … Office … Copying Dobson Chock conversion recordings onto sheets for Area HQ

Tues 20 … Office … Prints off conversion recordings.  Calculating 110s survey

Wed 21 … Surface … centre line for new fan house and fan drift inside … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Wed 21 … Office … Calculations for surface plan

Thurs 22U/g … 120s district dial survey and measures … 3 men (BTB, RB, TB)

Fri 23 … Office … General Christmas Party

- Christmas Party -

 


Abbreviations used:
LG
or DG denotes Loader Gate or Delivery Gate.
LH denotes Left Hand Supply Gate. RH denotes Right Hand Gate, TG denotes Top Gate and BG is Bottom Gate. MG is Middle Gate. AW is Airway or Supply Gate. TG is Tail Gate, again a Supply Gate for materials.

 

 

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