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Surveying Jobs - Jan 1962

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


Book 2 - Page 4

First Assistant Surveyor

Mon 1 … Office … Monthly figures. Reports. Conveyor belt figures.  Checked sterilized areas tracings and calculations of tonnages

Tues 2 … Office … Ventilation info with Cyril Ward Ventilation officer. Prints up to date. Old Top Hard workings for new 6 inch plans on SK 46 SE

Wed 3 … Office Continued with plans SK 46 SE and SK 56 SE

Thurs 4 … Office … Finished 2 plans.

Fri 5 … Office … Continued … completed another plan SK 46 SE

Mon 8U/g  … Established face line on new 3s. Established 1in3 grade in new Waterloo to Dunsil drift … 3 men (RB*, DH, TB)

Tues 9 … Office … Concentration of Colliery workings 8/2/1961 … Statas 226 NAT

Wed 10 … Office … R & FF plans.  Exchange plan for Sherwood showing 30s panel Dunsil

Thurs 11… Office … R & FF prints and colouring same

Fri 12 … Office … Continued colouring R & FF prints

Mon 15U/g … Theodolite angling from 3s RH to 3s DG for face thirling … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB)

Tues 16U/g … Catenary measuring same traverse … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB) (night shift)

Wed 17 … Office … Stats /212/NAT form with Ike Sutton PPM.  R & FF plans 11 plans, 1 set for Group Surveyor. Evening BACM AGM

Thurs 18 … Office … Distributed R  FF plans,  1/5000 Composite plan with Silverhill and Teversal workings, neg and prints.  29 copies … Rescue Room 11, Manager 1 and 2 for Undermanager

Fri 19 … Office … Check calculations for 3s thirling survey, plus catenary calculations

Mon 22 … Office … Finished calculating 3s thirling position.  Made catenary correction chart for 50m band and 20lbs pull. 

Tues 23 … Office … To Sutton Colliery for Low Main workings.  Updated 1/5000 Composite plan.  Prints off Sutton R & FF plan and also Catenary chart. Updated Second copy plan tracings.  Copying notes

Wed 24 … Office … Copying notes

Thurs 25 … Office … Top Hard SK 56 SW 6 inches to 1 mile O.S. sheet

Fri 26 … Office … Top Hard SK 56 SW and SK 56 NW O.S. sheets

Mon 29U/g … Setting out 3s RH face thirling position … 4 men (BTB, RB, JC, TB)

Tues 30 … Office … Pleasley adjacent workings on Dunsil 43/5061.  Stippling pans. 6 inch roll plans

Wed 31 … Office … Stippling and completing Top Hard 6 inch flat sheets

Feb 1962

Thurs 1 … Office … Cleaning plans with cheese rubber and bread crumbs and putting them in the new fire-proof plan cabinet kept in the safe

Fri 2 … Office … Dunsil workings on 1/2500 Subsidence plan SK/4860 and SK4960 double O.S. sheet

Fri 2 … Surface … Dirt tip extension survey … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

- Mon 5 … Office …  Holiday -

Tues 6U/g … Checking setting out 3s RH face line for thirling and turned 1in3 drift … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Wed 7 … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 8 … Office … New sheet for copying surveys … after discussion … for Area Chief Surveyor Mr Arthur Morley’s perusal

Fri 9 … Office … Reducing old 3 chains to 1 inch plan of old Wharf pit Top Hard workings

Fri 9 … Surface … Fatal accident measures for A Gregory wagon lowerer under screens, 3 men (BTB, RB, JC) … plotting same

Mon 12 … Office … Progress. Overlay tracings

Tues 13 ... Surface … Civil Defence Course, week 1, for Radiac Officer at South Normanton old offices (RB*) … Messrs McGregor, Bramwell and Sanderson Lecturers.  ‘Thack’ pub for a pint at lunch time         

Wed 14 … Office … Old Top Hard on 43/4860 and barriers round old Dunsil workings on 43/4860.  Updated and cleaned Mr GK Noble’s Progress plans

Thurs 15 … Office … New 1/2500 R & FF plan for 3s Waterloo

Fri 16 … Office … Manager’s 1/5000 Composite plan.  Survey book made out. Monthly book

Mon 19U/g … 2s panel dial survey and measurements …4 men (RB*, JC, TB, JS)

Mon 19 … Office … Calculated survey

Tues 20 … Surface … Civil Defence Course, week 1, for Radiac Officer at South Normanton old offices (RB*) … Messrs McGregor, Bramwell and Sanderson Lecturers.  ‘Thack’ for a pint at lunch time. Charging individual Dosimeter. Contamination meter. Survey meter

Wed 21 … Office … 2s face on 1/2500, 1/5000 nd 6 inch scales.  Overlay tracing for 43/4862.  Title on R & FF 1/2500 neg for 3s Waterloo also for 2s.  Dust Zone plan and 6 inch Scheme plan

Thurs 22 … Office … New 6 inch scale Composite plan for Progress folder

Fri 23 … Surface … measuring subsidence holes at Skegby Churchyard  continued … 3 men (C Skeavington, BTB, BTB)

Mon 26U/g … 30s RH theodolite survey … 5 men (RB*, JC, DH, TB, JS)

Tues 27 … Surface … Civil Defence Course week 3 for Radiac Officers continued (RB*) Film on Colliery organisation.

Wed 28 … Office … Calculating 30s theodolite survey and plotting same
Peter Holmes )PH) left to Port of London Authority from Pleasley, John Wilmot transferred from Group to Pleasley. Trevor Speed from Alfreton to Silverhill. Colin Burlinson left Area HQ to John Collins Estate Agent

Mar 1962  

Alan Toon (AT) started as Linesman

Thurs 1 … Office … Monthly book, figures etc.  Inked in 3s face thirling and gates and 1in3 drift W/43/4862.  6 inch Composite neg

Fri 2 … Office … Prints off Composite neg and coloured same

Mon 5 … Surface … pegging out for new workshops and stockyard … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Tues 6 … Surface … Civil Defence Course week 4 for Radiac Officers continued … field trials locating sources of radioactivity (RB*)

Wed 7 … Office … Prints for Herbert Cousins. Made out survey books.  Colouring 6 inch plans

Thurs 8U/g … 30s DG check theodolite survey and measuring … 6 men (RB*, JC, DH, TB, JS, Alan Toon new linesman AT) VO300 theodolite … split into 2 parties

Fri 9 … Office … Colouring plans.  Completed Working Ventilation Development plan for new Waterloo 4s

Mon 12U/g … 120s LH and 120s RH theodolite surveys … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, AT)

Tues 13U/g … 120s DG check theodolite survey … 7 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, TB, JS, AT)

Wed 14 … Office … Calculated 120s surveys.  Electrical installation plans for 3s and 4s panels

Thurs 15 … Office … Continued with same. Made new tracing and drafting out

Fri 16 … Office … Inking in same

Mon 19 … Off

Tues 20 … Office … New tracing for 3s and 4s introduction of electricity plans … stencilling

Wed 21 … Office … Continued with same.  Prints off 4s Stage Development

Thurs 22U/g … 2s DG and 2s RH theodolite surveys … 2 parties … 4 men and 3 men (BTB, JC, TB, AT) and (RB*, DH, JS)  Watts 20” theodolite

Fri 23 … Office … Colouring plans. Calculated 2s survey and plotted same.  Monthly book

Mon 26 … Office … Index cards for Sister Barbara for Medical Centre.  Monthly book.  Copying surveys into ledger.  Printing

Tues 27 … Office … Finished copying theodolite surveys.  Prints coloured for 3s and 4s Installation of electricity.  Ventilation negatives

Wed 28 … Office … Made new tracing of old roads in Pit bottom, stoppings etc.  Prints off same

Thurs 29 … Office … 1/5000 plans. Monthly book
Thurs 29 … Surface … pegging out and levelling for new offices … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)
Fri 30 … Office … Completed 1/5000 plans.  Composite plan negative for Teversal workings.  Check calculations for 30s DG Check survey

Apr 1962

Stan Hays transferred to Pleasley, Mick Cleaver from NE new Surveyor at Sutton

Mon 2 … Office … Monthly book. Reports etc.  Monthly progress 4 folders.  Sections etc

Tues 3 … Office … Healdswood Estate plan, Dunsil workings.  Negative for Area HQ.  Mr G Noble re 1in6 1in4 drift from South Dunsil Plane Road to 3s RH

Wed 4U/g … Examination of old Top Hard roadways in pit bottom area with Ventilation Officer … 2 men (RB*, Cyril Ward Ventilation Officer)

Wed 4 … Office … Drawing for electricians … 24 prints

Thurs 5 … Office … New Ventilation negative for Main Roads.  Calculated and plotted 2s survey

Fri 6U/g … Measurements for proposed new bunker on South Level  … 4 men… with Manager George Noble and Planner Gordon Darrington, RB, JC)

Fri 6 … Office … Plotted same.  Notice for Sister Barbara

- Mon 9 - Wed 11 … Holiday -

Tues 10 … Holiday.  Interview for Trainee Planner at Bestwood, No6 Area

Thurs 12 … Office … Plan and section of 120s from pit bottom to lip for Derek Harris, Fire Officer

Thurs 12 … Surface … Practice Civil Defence paper exercise at the colliery (1500 hours)

Fri 13 … Surface … measures for rail lines to new Loco shed and new Lamp Room … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Mon 16 … Office … Pleasley adjacent workings.  2s plotted on all scales.  Started new progress negatives for 4s Waterloo and 120s Dunsil

Tues 17 … Surface … Visit to Sutton then Silverhill for workings for Composite plan … (self RB*)

Wed 18 … U/g … Examining old Dunsil North districts … 70s, 40s, 11s etc with Ventilation Officer … 2 men (RB*, Cyril Ward) … 5% methane … Ventilation book

Thurs 19 … Office … Finished progress negatives for 4s and 120s. 2s updated. Stencilling in Ventilation book

Fri 20 … Office … continued with same

Mon 23 … Tues 24 … Easter Holiday

Wed 25 … Office … Monthly book. Print off 120s profile section for Derek Harris.  Continued with Ventilation book

Thurs 26 … Office … contined with Ventilation book.  2 notices for Jack Limmer Manager’s Clerk

Thurs 26 … Surface … Safety Exhibition at Mines Rescue Station, Mansfield Woodhouse (RB*)

Fri 27 … Office … Notice for Manager.  Info on new Ventilation neg.  New 6 inch neg to date.  Monthly book etc.  Tracings for Second copy plans.  4 overlay tracings

Mon 30 … Office … Monthly reports.  Section sheets etc.  Continued with Ventilation book. Made out survey book

May 1962

Tues 1 … Office … Area 6 inch tracing.  Continued with info on Ventilation negs

Wed 2 … Office … continued with same

Thurs 3U/g … 1s DG check theodolite survey angling and measuring … 7 men, 2 teams (RB*, DH, AT) and (BTB, JC, TB, JS)

Fri 4 … Office … Alterations to Installation of electricity plan for 3s and 4s.  Prints off same and coloured   

Alan Toon linesman left

Sun 6U/g … Underground visit with neighbour to 3s panel (RB* John Hendrie) (Sunday morning)

Mon 7 … Office … continued with Ventilation negs

Mon 7 … Surface … Standardising 50m band with Invar band

Tues 8 / Wed 9  … U/g … New centre line for dint for new Butterley bunker and line for ripping at new Loading point … 3 men plus Planner (BTB, RB, JC, Gordon Darrington) night shift

Thurs 10U/g … 1s LH theodolite survey, angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, JC, TB, JS)

Fri 11 … Office … Coloured two 1/5000 ventilation plans for Mr Percival Area Ventilation and Cyril Ward Ventilation Officer

Mon 14 … Office … New set of Ventilation plans

Tues 15 … Office … Notice for Sister Barbara.  Negative and print of Nonogram chart for number of shelves for a stone dust barrier

Tues 15 … Surface … datum lines for walls on new offices … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Wed 16 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men )BTB, RB)

Thurs 17 … Office … Notice for Manager.  Began plan of Waterloo 43/4863 pagra sheet.  Gridding same

Fri 18 … Office … continued with plan. Prints off 20lb and 30lb charts for 50m 3 band for Jim Hanson Silverhill

Mon 21 … Office … Inked in Waterloo 43/4863 and stencilled same.  Monthly book

Tues 22 … Office … Inked in levels, calculated and plotted contours on 43/4863

Wed 23 … Office … Completed 43/4863.  Stippled same.  Check calculated 20s theodolite survey of June 1960

Thurs 24 … Surface … measurements to new office block floor and embankment … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Thurs 24 … Office … Check calculated 20s survey of 20s Mar/Apr 1961

Fri 25 … Office … Continued with check calculations

Mon 28 … Tues 29 … Sick

Wed 30 … Office … Tracing of Top Hard around Hardwick for No1 Area HQ. Monthly book. Sections, figures etc.  manager’s report

Wed 30 …Surface … check position of electrical earthing pit … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Thurs 31 … Office … Section books.  1s Progress negative to date.  Plotted 1s on all scales. Monthly book. Print off General Purpose plan. With Ike Sutton PPM re info

June 1962

 Fred Daft finished as Safety Officer and transferred to Salvage Officer

Fri 1 … Office … Coloured General Purpose plan.  With Ike Sutton again re info on plan.  Plan for Area HQ showing coloured lengths of conveyor belts etc on 1/5000 scale

Mon 4U/g … 20s TG theodolite angling from South Plane Road … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, TB)

Tues 5U/g …20s LH catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, JC, DH, TB)

Wed 6U/g … 30s district both gates dial survey and taping and heading in TG … 3 men (RB*, DH, TB)

Thurs 21 … Office … Meeting Jimmy Wright CME, Alwyn Noble Planner, RB re turn 3s panel to left at LG and rip up face due to large swilley

Fri 22U/g … 3s DG new gate line for ripping up face line from DG end new LG from 3s RH due to swilley … 4 men (RB, JC, DH, JS)

Fri 29U/g … 2s panel both gates dial survey and taping … 4 men (RB*, DH, TB, JS)

Sat 30 … Office … Monthly book, part.  Report.  Progress, part. ½ day O/T

- Annual Leave 2 Weeks Mon 2 – Wed 11 July -

July 1962

Frank Walton Dust Control, replaced Percy Hinds

Thurs 12 … Office … Pleasley adjacent workings.  New 6 inch to a mile travelling tracing for Area HQ         

Fri 13 … Office … Finished off monthly book.  Section books and sheets.  Inking in 6 inch, 1/5000 and 1/2500 plans.  New 1/2500 tracing for Second copy plans kept at Area HQ

Mon 16 … Office … Tracing of new offices. R & FF prints and colouring

Tues 17 … Figures for Derek Harris Fire Officer  re hydrants etc.  Ventilation arrows ofn R & FF negs.  Colouring R & FF prints. Tracing of Garage plan for Les Parker

Wed 18U/g … 1s panel both gates levelling and taping … 2 men (RB*, TB)

Mon 30U/g … Grade line and centre line for new Loading Point in pit bottom … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, TB)

Tues 31U/g …  Centre line for Loader conveyor. Grade line for bunker. Checked turn table level … 5 men …  2 teams (BTB, JC) and (RB*, DH, JS)

- Pit holidays Mon 30 July to Sat 11 Aug -

Aug 1962 

Jack Truswell (ART) from Fire Officer Sutton replaced Fred Daft as Safety Officer

Wed 1U/g … Extended grade line. Checked turn table for level … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, JS)

Thurs 2U/g … 20s DG check theodolite survey angling … 4 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS)
Thurs 2 … Surface same day … measurements to drains around new offices … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Wed 8U/g … Checking Butterley mobile Bunker structure etc … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, JS)

Thurs 9U/g … 20s DG survey catenary measuring … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, TB)

Fri 10U/g … Pit bottom, lining in and grading Loader conveyor … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, TB)

Wed 15 … U/g … Theodolite angling from South Plane Road to 2s RH … 4 men plus 1 and Planner (RB*, JC, DH, TB)

Fri 17U/g … 2s RH check survey catenary measuring … 5 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, TB)

Wed 22U/g … Check survey theodolite angling into 2s DG … 5 men (RB*, JC, DH, TB, JS)  night shift

Fri 31U/g … 30s dial survey and measurements … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, TB)

Alan Toon Linesman left

Sep 1962  

Willis Bacon Undermanager transferred to Brookhill, Harry Coppell promoted from Assistant Undermanager at Bentinck to Undermanager Teversal.
George Dwelley
Materials Officer started, transferred from Training Officer Ramcroft on closure.

Tues 4U/g … 2s DG check theodolite survey catenary measuring … 4 men … unable to measure two lengths due to fall in gate

Thurs 6 … Surface … to Sutton and Silverhill to get workings on 1/5000 for composite plan … (self RB*)

Tues 11 … Surface … to Sutton and Silverhill for workings (RB*)

Tues 18 … Group Surveyor Clary Skeavington moved to new Group Offices at Huthwaite No4 Area HQ
He did not like that at all …  neither did the other 3

Thurs 27 … Surface … survey of dirt tip extension to NW sidings … 3 men (BTB, RB, JC)

Oct 1962

Tony Baines (TB) Linesman left and Carl Sterland (CHS) started

- Annual Leave 1 Week -

Tues 4U/g … 2s DG catenary measuring for check survey and also 3s DG from Main Road … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, TB)

Thurs 6U/g … 20s district and 3s RH dial surveys and measurements … 3 men (BTB, RB, JS)

Nov 1962

Thurs 1 … Surface … to No4 Area HQ at Huthwaite 2nd copy plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Tues 6U/g … Line for snicket 2DG to 1s LH near overcast … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)
T 13 … Surface … assisting to move equipment from old Survey Office at Silverhill to new Office … 2 men (RB*, JC)…. (Silverhill team Jim Hanson, Geoff Austin, Trevor Speed)

Wed 14U/g … Measurements re supports on Dunsil North Main Road also Top Hard North Level … 3 men plus Cyril Ward Ventilation Officer (RB*, JC, JS)

Wed 14 … Surface same day … measurements to 2 old shafts in Mansfield Close in Meden Valley … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Thurs 15U/g … 1s LH and 1s DG dial survey and measurements … 2 men (RB*, DH)

Wed 21U/g … 2s district 2 gates and new 5s district dial surveys and measurements … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 28U/g … 120s DG theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Dec 1962

Terry Wood second Undermanager started

Mon 3 … Surface … dismantled my table in old office

Tues 11U/g …  3s DG dial survey and measuring and line check in new 5s face heading through snicket … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 13U/g … Centre line for new 10s LH, Pleasley heading and 10s DG and 10s RH benkhead … 2 men (RB*, JS)

Fri 21 … Dinner at Station Hotel Chesterfield


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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