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Surveying Jobs - Jan 1961

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


Book 2 - Page 3

First Assistant Surveyor

Mon 2 … Office … Monthly book, progress, plottings etc. Conveyor belt figures etc. Estimate of coal fillers

Tues 3 … Office … Plan of 20s with Don Clay DPT for Diploma

Wed 4 … Office … Plan with Don Clay DPT (later Manager Goldthorpe)

Wed 4U/g … Dial survey through 30s benk … 4 men (night shift) (RB*, DH, JS)

Thurs 5Off

Fri 6U/g … Dial survey through 30s benk again … 4 men (night shift) (RB*, DH, JS)

Mon 9 … Office … Calculated 30s survey.  Calculated surface co-ordinates

Mon 9 … Surface … measurements on NW sidings … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, JC)

Tues 10 … Office … Worked out halfway point for new South Paddy. Calculated surface traverse. Plotted co-ords on surface plan.  Made sketches of Rail trolley for E Brookes U/M

Tues 10 … Surface … measurements at Saw mill … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Wed 11U/g … Grade line 1in3 Waterloo drift using dial … 3 men (BTB, RB, DH)

Wed 11 … Office … Co-ordinates put in Statutory survey book.  Calculated sterilisation tonnages

Thurs 12 … Office … Checking 1in3 drift survey. Copying 110s check survey into ledger. Put development lines on 1/5000 print. Made up 100s for standing position

Fri 13 … Office … R & FF negs and information

Mon 16 … Office … New progress negative for 1s and prints. R & FF plans, ventilation changed for 120s

Tues 17 … Office … Amended Egress plan. Ventilation plans to date. Plotted levels on 20s for A Vardy Ventilation Officer

Wed 18U/g … Survey in Top Hard Return for pit bottom pumps … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 18 … Office … Electrical plan negs. Copied up 20s levels

Thurs 19 … Office … R & FF plans. Copying 20s DG levels

Fri 20 … Office … R & FF plans

Mon 23 … Office … R & FF prints.  Prints off Sidings plan

Tues 24 … Office … Old rails on sidings plan for LH Watson Area Chief Surveyor.  Monthly book to date

Wed 25 … Office … Sorting out gradients for Molyneux Top Hard due to 110s hitting a fault.  Old Top Hard plans check.  Gradients on R & FF plans.

Thurs 26 … Surface … setting out centre lines on top of Shonkey shaft headstocks … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Thurs 26 … Office … R & FF plans.  Monthly progress

Fri 27 … Office … R & FF plans. Copying levels for 50s LH and 30s RH

Sat 28U/g … New face line re-established on 2s Waterloo with dial … 2 men (morning) (RB*, TB) … bad work

Mon 30U/g … Check survey for Royalties at Harper Hill Drift Mine, measuring rooms and pillars … 2 teams of 4 men (BTB, JW, JC, BB) and 3 men (RB*, Keith Bingley, Joe Holland)

Feb 1961

Wed 1 … Office … Plotted Harper Hill drift mine rooms on 1/1584 (2 chains to 1 inch scale). R & FF plans.  Notice for lamp room and also a notice for Wilf Haycox, Full Weigh.  Calculated 2s survey

Thurs 2 … Office … Checking over R & FF plans with Fred Daft, Safety Officer.  Copied Harper Hill survey notes into a new book. Plotted 2s survey.  Calculated 30s levels and copied. Plotted same and contours inked in

Fri 3 … Office … Made tracing for new Stone Dust Barrier plans. Harper Hill with BTB … tracing of Waterloo to date. Development lines on Stone Dust Barrier neg

Mon 6 … Office … Stencilling on Stone Dust Barrier plans for Waterloo and Dunsil.  Amendments to estimate of coal fillers … worked out by so many cubic feet per man at 5 ft 6 in undercut and height dependent whether coal top left up to form a good roof etc and stint length varied 7 to 8 yards equating to around 21 tons per man filled out onto a face conveyor.  Usually 1 or 2 shots per stint blown down by a Shotfirer using a Little Demon exploder

Tues 7 … Surface … survey to check orientate the Harper Hill Drift Mine … 5 men (C Skeavington, BTB, JW, RB, BB)

Wed 8 … u/g … Survey of Dobson chocks on 1s face from DG end … 4 men (BTB, RB, TB, DH)

Fri 10 … Surface … re-survey of Harper Hill Drift Mine ‘take’ using a steel band for measuring … 5 men (C Skeavington, BTB, JW, RB, JC)

Fri 10 … Office … calculations and plotting same.  Calculated levels for South Main Road.

Mon 13 … Office … Completed copying levels. Drawing a section

Tues 14 … Ofice … Finished tracing and section of South Main Road.  Manager’s plans and a new one 1s Waterloo and 1s Waterloo Overlay tracing

Wed 15 … Holiday

Thurs 16 … Office … Prints off Harper Hill mine and coloured same. Title on Manager’s Working plan

Fri 17 … Office … Copied surface survey of Harper Hill Mine.  Monthly book.  Progress.  Checking Abandoned Mines Catalogue.  Stencilling on Electrical negs

Mon 20 …Office … Continued with titles on Electrical plans

Tues 21 … Office … Tracing new Electrical plan negatives

Wed 22 … Surface …Preliminary survey of Teversal Welfare … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 23 … Office … New Electrical plan negatives finished.  Info on same.  Etimate of fillers.

Fri 24 … Office … Info on new Electrical plan negatives

Mon 27U/g … Checked lines in 120s DG and LH with dial …5 men (RB, BB, TB, DH, JS)
Tues 28 … Office … Scaling Harper Hill Room and Pillar workings and tonnage = 5,100 tons for year ending. Info inked in on Electrical plans.  Monthly report etc.  Sections, Estimate of fillers sheet

Mar 1961

Wed 1 … Office … Info on Electrical plans.  Check scaled Teversal Welfare Car Park area … 4,165 sq yards.  BTB and self received a small gratuity for saving the Welfare Committee being ripped off by a firm who was to lay the tarmac.

Thurs 2 … Office … Made new neg of Top Hard, Dunsil and Waterloo Composite plan 6 inch scale showing known and suspected waterlogged areas re Fred Green, Overman … he was the last one to walk out the Top Hard old North Return roadway.

Fri 3 … Office … Continued with waterlogged areas in Top Hard and assisted by Fred Daft, Safety Officer

Mon 6U/g … 1s dial survey and measures … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, JS and Alan Vardy Ventilation Officer)            
Driving test, passed Mr Farmer Chief Examiner

Tues 7 … Office … Calculated and plotted 1s survey. Completed Electrical plan negs. With Ike Sutton Planned Maintenance office re installations etc

Wed 8 … Surface … measurements for fences, dirt tip and powder mag and road … 4 men (BTB, JW, RB, JC)

Thurs 9 … Surface … survey of dirt tip and conveyors … 5 men (BTB, JW, RB, BB, JC)

Thurs 9U/g … Same day … Accident to haulage youth in 1s LH … 2 men plus 3 (BTB, RB and Fred Daft, Alan Turner Group Safety and Mick Daley) … 3pm – 5.15pm

Fri 10 … Office … Colouring 6 inch scale Composite plan showing waterlogged areas

Mon 13U/g … Lines in 2s Middle Gate and set out 2s RH again. Checked line in Top Hard Return Scouring … 3 men (RB*, TB, JS)

Tues 14U/g … 20s theodolite angling … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, TB)

Wed 15U/g … 20s district catenary measuring … 5 men (BTB, RB, TB, DH, JS)

Wed 15 … Office … Sketches in Ventilation book of air measuring stations etc for new Ventilation Officer Frank WaltonAlan Vardy sacked for falsifying Friday evening figures in the office and not going underground … Alan Turner, Group Safety caught him

Thurs 16 … Office … Inked in sketches in Ventilation book

Fri 17 … Office … continued and completed sketches

Mon 20 … Office … R & FF tracings.  New tracing of pit bottom area. Made 1/25000 switch plan. Calculated 120s check levelling

Tues 21 … Office … Continued with R & FF negs. Made a negative of Allsops Portable Lamp Gas Detector for Manager G Noble. Positions of Stone Dust Barrier on Scheme plan.  Calculated, plotted, inked in and stippled 30s survey

Wed 22U/g  … 120s dial survey and measures … 4 men (RB*, DH, TB, JS)

Thurs 23 … Office … Plotted 1/5000 and 6 inch plans. R & FF negs updated. … 1/2500 sectionals. Examining old Top Hard  and Dunsil plans brought from Divisional HQ (Mining Records?)

Fri 24 … Office … Alterations to referencing on R & FF plans negs

Mon 27 … Office … Progress all sets to date. 1/5000 R & FF tracings. Colouring 1/2500 R & FF prints

Tues 28 … Office … Levels copied up. Levels and contours on 1s Waterloo and 110s Dunsil.  Calculated half depth pillar in Waterloo seam for Hardwick Hall.  6 inch rollplans and flat sheets

Wed 29 … Office … R & FF plans plus pit bottom area as well. Stone Dust negs. Calculations for dial survey Thursday.

Wed 29U/g … Line for new Mule haulage engine house at Loading Point … 2 men (RB*, BB) in afternoon

Thurs 30 … Office … calculated 20s theodolite survey. Typing amendments for R & FF referencing … new Directive issued.  Copies of Fire point etc from Fred Daft Safety Officer

Fri 31 … Office … Monthly progress, sections etc and sheets. Report. Conveyor belt figures.  Quarterly statement

Apr 1961

John Morris transferred to Kirkby Head Electrician

Easter Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 April holiday

Wed 5 … Office … Conveyor belt figures for Storekeeper. Assisting Don Clay with R & FF plan. Installaton of electricity plan for 2s Waterloo

Thurs 6 … Office … Print of electricity plan. Ventilation on same. 20s up to date on 1/5000 and 6 inch plans.  New prints for Manager George Noble. Clearing old plans out and putting new ones in the cabinet. 1/5000 negs

Fri 7 … Office … Alterations to electric plan, new prints.  Geological plan with Don Clay

Mon 10U/g … Abandonment survey of 110s panel … 5 men (RB, BB, DH, JS, TB)

Tues 11 … Office … 1/5000 and 6 inch plans, levels, contours etcDetails off old plan. 1/2500 plans similar

Wed 12 … Surface … to Sutton and Silverhill for workings to date.  (RB*) Updated 1/5000 Composite plan

Thurs 13 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Fri 14 … Office … Looking through old plans. Checked the old Top Hard ‘Black tracings’  (black ink) found many levels and sections missing off the Working plan and Top Hard 1/2500. Also levels in Waterloo seam on old South Dips.  Put all info on the plans

Mon 17U/g … 1in60 grade line on empty runround in pit bottom … 3 men (BTB, RB, TB)

Tues 18 … Office … Plotted Teversal dirt tips on 1/2500.

Tues 18 …Surface … 530 feet datum level for new Loco shed … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 19 … Office … Reducing old workings around Wharf Road, Stanton Hill to Whiteborogh area onto 1/2500 scale.  Gridding sheet for same

Thurs 20 … Office … Sorting through old plans pre 1860. Making tracings and reducing or enlarging onto 1/2500.  Fixing old shafts from Ordnance Survey plans and other old workings. Found old plan of Old Man’s Level and Top Hard and Dunsil workings around Fackley up to Whiteboro. Plotted all shafts on tracing of surface  by ‘meaning’ positions etc

Fri 21 … Office … Continued with same

Mon 24 … Office … Ventilation plans.  Manager’s Working plans to date

Tues 25U/g … Theodolite angling round 10s heading into 20s RH … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, TB, JS)

Wed 26U/g … Catenary measuring with legs and strings 10s heading into 20s RH … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, TB, JS)

Wed 26 … Office … Accident sketches with Fred Daft S/O re accident to M Hardwick ganger on 120s district.

Thurs 26 … Office … Accident plans.  Mining Reports

Fri 28 … Surface … preliminary observations of old shafts in Meden Valley … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Fri 28 … Office … Exchange tracings and Pleasley workings on 1/5000 scale

May 1961  

Ernest Brookes appointed Undermanager at Brookhill
Alan McDiarmid appointed Head Electrician from Assistant at Silverhill

Mon 1 … Holiday

Tues 2U/g … Theodolite survey 30s RH … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Tues 2 … Office … Calculations of 30s survey. Began to enlarge Carsic Lane Estate from 1/2500 to 1/1250

Wed 3 … Office … continued with same. Examinig old plans. Completed 30s and 20s calculations of surveys

Thurs 4 … Office … Monthly book and figures. Report. Catenary calculations for 20s

Fri 5 … Office … Manager’s plans completed.Stencilling on standard mine plans, sections, levels etc.  20s calculations and plotting and theodolite stations on 100s and 40s old gates

Mon 8 … Office … 20s and 30s surveys copied up into folder. Plotted 20s and old 10s theodolite stations

Tues 9U/g … 1s dial survey and measures … 4 men (RB*, DH, TB, JS)

Tues 9 … Office … calculated and plotted survey

Wed 10 … Office … Barriers put on 1/5000 and 6 inch plans with dates

Wed 10 … Surface … preliminary survey of old shafts in Meden Valley (C Skeavington, BTB, JW, RB, BB)

Thurs 11 … Office … Extracting info from old Top Hard roll plans
Fri 12 … Surface … dial survey of 16 old shafts in the Upper Meden Valley … 5 men (C Skeavington, BTB, JW, RB, BB)

Sat 13 … Bi-annual meeting of surveyors at No4 Area HQ

Mon 15 … Office … Plan for Manager showing proposed switch house on pit tip. 3 copies printed.Monthly book.  Surface put on 43/4660 flat sheet

Tues 16 … Office … Calculated 3 point problem for shafts survey. Surface put on Dunsil 43/4660 and Harper Hill drift mine Dunsil plan

Wed 17 … Office … Overlay tracings to date

Wed 17 … Surface … measurements to drains and cable culverts … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Thurs 18 … Surface survey to 5 old Molyneux shafts off Fackley Road … 4 men (BTB, JW, RB, BB, JS)

Fri 19 … Surface … Re-survey … Theodolite survey of old shafts in Meden Valley … 5 men (BTB, JW, RB, JS)

Mon 22 … Whitsuntide Holiday

Tues 23 … Office … Numbering all Teversal plans. Made new filing system with B Bladon

Wed 24 … Office …Finished same.  Workings in Dunsil on 43/4660

Thurs 25 … Office … old workings on 43/4660

Fri 26 … to Sutton for old Dunsil workings (RB*)

Mon 29 … Office … Monthly book. 1/5000 Composite plan to date. Dunsil workings enlarged from 10 chains to an inch to 1/2500

Tues 30 … Office … Stone Dust Barrier plan … stcking on blips. Finished 2 Composite plans.  Info on Top Hard plans

June 1961

Thurs 1U/g … 1s DG theodolite angling … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Thurs 1 … Office … Calculations. Coloured prints of Skegby Hall

Fri 2U/g … Grade line on PB empty run round and level line on shaft bricking … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Fri 2 … Office … Surface plan /500 scale for Electrical department.  Altered outcrop position of Dunsil seam on 6 inch to one mile plan

Mon 5 … Office … Progress 3 folders. New titles on Progress folders. Title on 43/4660 Dunsil sheet.  Monthly book

Tues 6U/g … 1s DG catenary measuring … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Wed 7 … Office … Calculated 1s survey and copied into folder. With Ike Sutton, Planned Maintenace sorting out positions of equipment on plans. 6 inch roll plan amendments etc and Pleasley workings added.Plotted position of Dunsil outcrop on 43/4660 and 43/4661

Thurs 8 … Office … Plotting ram positions on 3/8 inch scale pit bottom plan.  Progress negatives

Fri 9 … Office … Completed progress negatives. Continued on 43/4660 plan

Mon 12 … Office … Progress 4 folders. Stage development plan for 10s

Mon 12 …Surface … Level line in No1 Winding house … 3 men (BTB, RB, BB)

Tues 13Ug … 120s DG theodolite survey … 4 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB) … calculations

Wed 14 … Office … Barriers on Stone Dust Scheme plans.  Finished 10s stage development.

Wed 14 …Surface … measurements  on pit top and Loco shed etc … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 15Ug … 120s RH to old 120s DG theodolite angling survey … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH)

Fri 16U/g … Level line in pit bottom and  centre line for rams … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH)

Mon 19 … Office … GM progress.  Made out survey books. Reducing old workings onto 1/5000 and 6 inch scales

Tues 20U/g … 120s district catenary measuring … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS)

Wed 21U/g … 30s district dial survey and measures … 3 men (RB,* DH, JS)

Thurs 22 … Office … Calculations of surveys and plotted same, Copied theodolite survey into folder.

Thurs 22 … Surface … set out pegs for new Lamp Room … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Fri 23 … Office … Plotted 1/5000 and 6 inch and inked in.  Typing levels

- Annual Leave 1 Week -

July 1961

Mon 3 … Office … Monthly book.  Conveyor belt figures for Storekeeper. Sections and sheets. Area progress and 6 inch scale tracing for Area HQ

Tues 4 … Office … Estimate of coal fillers required. Working Ventilation Development plans draft for 3s Waterloo.  Dust Zones neg 1/5000.  Coloured 4 prints of projected workings under Skegby Hall

Wed 5 … Office … Copyhold scaling tracings for 30s and 120s.  6 inch neg.  Stippling 43/4661

Thurs 6U/g … Levelling from 2s DG Junction through the face into RH and to top of 1in6 drift in 1s LH … 2 men (RB, TB)

Fri 7 … Office … Calculated and copied levels. Plotted 2 and 30s levels and 30s contours

Mon 10U/g … 1s trepanner panel and 2s shearer panel dial surveys and measures … 4 men (RB*, BB, TB, JS)

Tues 11 … Office … Calculations for surveys and plotted same.  1/5000 flat sheets.  6 inch flat sheet and roll plan

Wed 12 … Office … R & FF negs to date, info checked over with Percy Hind,  Fire officer.  Discuss Jack Patrick re 60s and 100s salvage

Thurs 13 … Office … R & FF negs 1/2500 with Percy Hind. Inf for equipment on pit top

Fri 14 … Office … R & FF surface plan 1/500

Mon 17 … Office … 4 Mining Reports. R & FF plan for surface

Tues 18 … Office … Surface R & FF plan  

Tues 18 … Surface … measurements for extra car parking at Teversal Welfare … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 19U/g … 1in8 grade line in 1s LH 1in6 drift for grade change … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 20 … Surface R & FF plan finished and put in surface Rescue Room

Fri 21 … Office … Adjacent working tracing for Pleasley

Mon 24 … Surface … to Glapwell Survey office for Waterloo workings … 2 men (BTB, RB) and to Silverhill for 1/5000 workings for Composite plan

Tues 25U/g … 1s LH theodolite angling … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS) CTS VO300 instrument

Wed 26U/g … Check angling in 1s LH … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Wed 26 … afternoon … Apprentice Surveyors meeting at No4 Area HQ … Subsidence by Barry Fisher. Film on oil development

Thurs 27 … Office … 4 Mining Reports.  Monthly book.  Plan for 120s Dunsil panel approaching SkegbyHall.  Calculated and plotted 120s levels

Fri 28 … Office … 1/2500 R & FF plans. Pleasley workings up to date for Waterloo 6 inch plan

Fri 28U/g … Waterloo progress measurements … 2 men (afternoon shift) (RB*, DH)                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Mon 31U/g … Grade line at Loading Point from turntable to chute … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH)
Pit holidays Mon 31 July to Sat 12 Aug

Aug 1961

Tues 1U/g … Grade line for Mule haulage in pit bottom … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH)

Tues 1 … Office … Calculated 1s LH survey

Wed 2U/g … 1s LH catenary measurements … 4 men (BTB, RB, BB, DH)

Thurs 3 … Office … Continued with calculations, plotted same.  Overlay tracings.  Estimate of coal fillers

Fri 4 … Office … Tracings for Second copy plans kept at Area HQ.  Contours for 120s panel

Mon 7 … Bank holiday

Tues 8 … Office … Polished drawing table. Copied 1s LH theodoloite survey into Area folder

Wed 9 … Office … Going through plans with Clary Skeavington Group Surveyor.  Overlays to date.  Stippling plans.  Contours on 2s panel

Thurs 10 … Office … Stippling plans. Co-ords of theodolite stations to plot on Second copy plans kept at Area HQ Huthwaite

Fri 11 … Office … Copying surveys, monthly info.  Began making Manager’s tracings

Mon 14 … Office … Pleasley Waterloo on 43/4664 plan.  Typing

Tues 15 … Surface … levelling for profile of tip covering British Rail sidings … for Area Surveyor … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Wed 16 … Plotted same and calculated tonnage. With Mr G Noble Manager re grade line and 1s face line etc.  Copying monthly info

Thurs 17U/g … Grade line 1in38.5 for rams and to first Lofco … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Thurs 17 … Surface in afternoon … datum mark on screens for contractor, pegs for clearing ground … 5 men (RB*, BB, DH, TB, JS)

Fri 18 … Office … R & FF plans for Office 4 sets. Discuss Fred Daft re same.  Typing

Sat 19U/g … 1s Waterloo face survey … 3 men (Friday night) (RB*, TB, JS)

Mon 21 … Office … Plotted 1s survey for Mr G Noble.  Progress 4 folders. Made tracing of pit bottom roadways showing stoppings

Tues 22U/g … Theodolite survey 30s DG … 4 men (RB*, BB, TB, JS)

Tues 22 … Surface same day … measured height of No2 headgear … 2 men (RB*, BB)

Wed 23 … Office … Copying theodolite surveys to date

Thurs 24 … Office … Continued. Print off surface R & FF plan for Civil Defence

Fri 25 … Office … Info on surface R & FF plans. Copying. Monthly info etc. Plotted Top Hard Return Scouring

Mon 28 … Office … Report.  Monthly progress.  Copying

Tues 29 … Office … Manager’s new wall plans 1/5000 Dunsil

Wed 30 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 31 … Office … Manager’s wall plans, Deep Hard, Low Main, Waterloo

Sep 1961

Barry Bladon (BB) Apprentice (my brother-in-law) left the industry Aug 27.  John Clifford (JC) transferred to Teversal from Silverhill  as  Second Assistant. Derek Harris (ex Fireman) Fire Officer had replaced Percy Hinds who had done the job for a few months following Mod Jones who had died.

Fri 1 … Surface … to Silverhill for up to date workings (self RB*)
Annual leave1 week

Mon 11 … Office … New progress plan for 3s Waterloo

Tues 12 … Office … Stage development plan for 3s Waterloo

Wed 13 … Office … Colouring Stage development plans and progress.  New progress plan for 30s Dunsil

Thurs 14 … Surface … tip and rail line survey from Teversal to Silverhill … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB)

Fri 15 … Office … Typing levels

Mon 18 … Surface … to Silverhill Laboratory to weigh steel bands and standardise them … 2 men (RB, JC)

Mon 18 … Office … Group Manager’s progress for Sutton and Teversal. 1 Mining Report

Tues 19 … Office … Calculating catenary figures, Prints off Sutton and Silverhill Dust Zone plans for Ken Bullock Group Dust Suppression Officer

Wed 20 … Office … Catenary calculations.  3 Mining Reports

Wed 20 … Surface … trying to locate pipe from Cooper’s shaft to Teversal (BTB, RB)

Thurs 21U/g … 30s panel … Dial survey and measuring … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Thurs 21 … Office … 1 Mining Report. Calculated and plotted 30s and 120s districts

Fri 22 … Geooff Watson Surveyor for Glapwelll came for Waterloo workings.Plotted and inked in on 1/2500, 1/5000 and 6 inch plans for 30s and 120s.  Progress negs. 4 Mining Reports

Mon 25 … Office … Progress etc. Monthly book.

Mon 25 … Surface … locating pipes (RB* and JC)

Tues 26 … Office …Working on 1/5000 and 6 inch plans

Wed 27 … Office … 2 notices for Mr J Frith Group Manager

Thurs 28 … Office … Typing.  Tracings to date.  Calculated and plotted10s and 20s

Fri 29 … Office … Monthly info etc.  Reports. Adjacent workings from Pleasley

Oct 1961 

Mon 2 … Office … Monthly info. Sections and sheets.  Conveyor belt figures.  Report.  Estimate of coal fillers required.  New tracings for scalings for year 1960/61

Tues 3U/gNo2 Shonkey shaft on top of cage measuring garlands … 2 men (BTB, RB plus Joiner shaftsman)

Tues 3 … Office … Scaling tracings prep for check on tonnage

Tues 3 … Surface … to Silverhill for County boundary plan

Wed 4 … Office … Sections for scaling tracings.  County boundary on Dunsil and 1st Waterloo plans.  Catchment area boundary on 4 plans of new 6 inch

Wed 4 … Surface … levelling to No1 and No2 pit banks … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Thurs 5 … Office … Mr Noble’s 1/5000 Timing Out plan to date

Thurs 5 … Surface afternoon … Meeting at Bentinck Training Centre .. Dr Fernandez

Fri 6U/g … Grade line for 1in8 drift Dunsil to Waterloo  and centre line 3sDG … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)#

Fri 6 … Surface same day … Locating pipes on pit top … 3 men (RB*, TB, JS)

Mon 9 … Office … Progress.  Area HQ 6 inch plan to date.R & FF negs. Checking info on 1/25000 R & FF plan

Tues 10U/g … 1s panel dial survey and measuring … 3 men (RB*, TB, JS)

Tues 10 … Office … Calculated and plotted 1s.  Plotted on 1/2500. 1/5000, 6 inch flat sheet and 6 inch roll plans

Wed 11 … Office … Overlay tracings. Second copy tracings to date. 1/5000 Composite (to Silverhill for workings).  Cover made for Theodolite note book. Cleaned standard mine plans and checked books etc

Thurs 12 … Office … Ventilation plans. New set for Manager. Mining Report

Fri 13 … Office … 1/5000 Composite plans (2) and tracing.  Sutton workings. New 6 inch plan tracings to date. Mr Jack Frith’s Group Manager progress plan

Sat 14U/g … No1 shaft survey of garlands, insets etc from top of cage … 2 men plus Les Parker Joiner / shaftsman (Saturday morning) (BTB, RB + 1)

Mon 16 … Office … Calculated shaft details for comparison. Drew section of shaft on 20 feet to 1 inch scale

Tues 17U/g … 3s RH lines and new junction … 4 men.  In 3s DG grade line … 3 men (BTB, RB, DH,JS)

Tues 17 … Office … continued with shaft section

Wed 18 … Office … Mr LH Watson Area Chief Surveyor came to check and examine all plans and systems, books and calculations etc (CS, BTB, RB) … quite happy with our plans and systems. 

Thurs 19 … Office … R & FF plans. 1/5000 Waterloo plan to date

Fri 20 … Office … 1/5000 R & FF base plans

Mon 23U/g … Levelling and taping South Return from 1in3 drift to pit bottom … 3 men (RB*, TB, JS)

Mon 23 … Office … Calculated levels

Tues 24 … Office … Monthly books, sections etc. Mining Report

Wed 25 … Surface … Skegby Church to examine subsidence to grave … 2 men … Mining Report for same (RB*, JS)

Thurs 26 … Surface … setting out curve for loco track and re-grading rails to Empty Weigh … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC).  Levels for proposed new pit bottom inset above existing pit bottom at No2 Shonkey shaft. (BTB, RB and Gordon Darrington Planner)

Fri 27 … Office … Distributed R & FF plans. Continued with shaft section
New Ventilation fan put into operation 7¾ inches water gauge … old one 2½  inches, would lead to stronger air currents in gates affecting plumbing of instruments at survey stations and target sighting to oil lamps which would oscillate more in the stronger air stream making sighting more difficult.

Nov 1961

Wed 1U/g … New line in 3s RH and extended grade line in 3s DG … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, TB, JS)

Wed 1 … Office …. Plan showing sites for emergency winders

Thurs 2U/g … 120s LH theodolite angling  and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, JC, TB, JS)

Fri 3 … Office … Calculations for 120s LH and 3s surveys

Mon 6U/g … New 3s DG re-establishing centre line … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, JS)

Mon 6 … Office … Calculated and plotted same

Tues 7 … Office … Accident plan for D Jones Ripper, 1s DG stable hole. Copied up surveys into Area folder. Copied up notes

Wed 8 … Office …Continued with accident plan. Continued with R & FF plans of pit bottom

Thurs 9 … u/g … 2s DG and 2s LH theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB, JS)

Fri 10 … Office … Continued with R & FF plans and titles.  Title on accident plan for Frank Walton Deputy at 3s RH heading.  A fitter Albert Williams working on the Joy loader accidently caught the start up handle and Frank’s hand was drawn into the machine and so badly damaged that he had to finish with pit work.  The machine was taken out of use and heading reverted back to previous handfilling

Mon 13 …Office … Calculated 2s survey.  Continued with R & FF plan

Tues 14 … Office … Plotted 2s survey.  Finished pit bottom R & FF plan. Title on plan showing Joy Loader control box.  Sorted out new Valve diagram plan

Wed 15 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans and overlays … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 16 … Office … 6 inch roll plan.  2s overlay tracing. Continued with Valve Diagram tracing

Fri 17 … Office … Monthly book. Alterations to Ventilation plans. Plan for Ike Sutton, Planned Maintenance

Mon 20 … Office … 1/5000 and 6 inch updated for 2s. Progress tracings of 1s, 2s,Waterloo and 10s and 20s Dunsil. Copying notes

Tues 21 … Office … Continued copying up. Check calculations for catenary charts. Typing Dunsil levels

Wed 22 … Office … Finished typing Dunsil levels. Started Waterloo. 5 notices and prints for Mr G Noble re shift times.  Print for Billy Lowe Surface Asst Mech of surface R & FF pipe range

Thurs 23 … Office … Catenary particulars made out. New catenary chart calculated for 50 metre bands

Fri 24 … Office … Plotting for new Return drift from 3s RH development to Dunsil South Return

Mon 27 … Office … Monthly info. Reports etc. Sections. Estimate of coal fillers

Tues 28 … Office … finished off section book and monthly book etc.  Typing Waterloo levels

Tues 28 … Surface … standardising 30m band with 100 ft Invar band … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB)

Wed 29 … Levels up to date

Thurs 30U/g … Theodolite survey from Dunsil shaft to new Return heading for new pit bottom … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB)

Thurs 30 … Surface same day … Presentation to LH Watson Chief Surveyor at Area HQ … Arthur Morley succeeded as Area Chief. Charlie Shadbolt Asst Area Surveyor with Roland Mettam

Dec 1961

Fri 1 … Off

Mon 4 … Office … Copied out plan sheets.  Print off General Purpose plan for Salvage re drawing off etc

Tues 5U/g … Catenary measuring thirling traverse in pit bottom … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC TB)

Tues 5 … Surface same day … standardising 30m band in pithead baths … 2 men (RB*, JC)

Wed 6 … Office … Calculating co-ordinates for No2 Shonkey shaft centre etc

Thurs 7U/g …. 1s LH theodolite angling and string catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS)

Thurs 7 … Office … calculated and plotted same

Fri 8 … Office … Colouring R & FF plans and pit bottom area. Section of South Level

Mon 11U/g … 1s DG theodolite angling and string catenary measuring … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, JS)

Mon 11 … Office … calculated and plotted same

Tues 12U/g … Offsets and heights and levels and taping on South Level pit bottom to top of 1in6 drift … 4 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS)

Tues 12 … Office … Plotting same … project for installing a bunker and new Loading point

Wed 13 … Office .. Continued with plotting etc and tracing of South Level

Thurs 14 … Office … completed same

Fri 15 … Surface … to Area HQ Huthwaite ... project … (DCME, Area Planner, Planner and C Skeavington, RB)

Mon 18 … U/g … 120s district 3 gates dial survey and measuring … 2 men (RB*, DH)

Tues 19 … Office … Sorting out 120s faults.  Plotted 30s and 120s on all scales.  Reducing old Top Hard workings to 6 inches to a mile scale

Wed 20 … Office … Ventilation negs.  Stone Dust plans, Deputy’s Districts neg.  Progress negs

Thurs 21U/g … Grade line on new Return heading to thirl to No2 Shonkey shaft … 2 men (RB*, JS)

Fri 22 … Office … Cleaning office etc

Party …  Dinner at Shoulder of Mutton

- Annual Leave 1 Week -


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.

 

 

62 Book 2 - 1962
Surveyor Surveyor's Job