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A Unique History From My Work Diaries

Surveying Jobs - Jan 1963

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


Book 2 - Page 5

- Senior Assistant Surveyor -

Jan 1963 - Ventilation Officer Cyril Ward transferred to Silverhill, Brian Stones, linesman at Sutton appointed new Ventilation Officer.


Tues 1U/g .. Line check in new 5s DG and Timber snicket thirling … 2 men (RB*, DH)

Thurs 24 … Annual meeting of Surveyor’s Association at Area HQ Huthwaite

Wed 30 … EDP Lecture and films … South Normanton Welfare … evening             

Thurs 31 …Surface … Civil Defence Course week 5 at South Normanton offices … Qualified as a Radiac Officer and able to use an Opisometer to detect radio-activity in case of atomic warfare

Feb 1963

New offices, with showers and car park and rose beds and grass banks surrounding


Fri 1 … Surface … moving equipment etc from old Survey office to new offices  … plus 1 room for printing machine and tackle plus tea mashing. Showers and changing Room

Fri 8U/g … 1s LH theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 13 … Surface … location of water ranges etc … 4 men (BTB, RB, Denis Pearson Mech Eng plus Fire Officer Derek Harris)
During the week all 3 trepanners broke down. JA Wright CME came and Denis Pearson was sent to Wingfield Manor and Dougie Green from Wingfield Manor succeeded as Mechanical Engineer

Thurs 28U/g … 2s dial survey both gates and measurements … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS). Checked snicket thirling 2 feet error … wrongly set out from centre line one gate and on offset point at other side …  fitted doors o.k. … thought it had been made like that. No-one ever found out. Bernard and I both made the same mistake although we checked one another’s calculations. Never ever made that mistake again …….

Mar 1963

Thurs 7 … Surface … to Sutton and Silverhill survey offices for working plans to date … (self RB*)

Wed 13U/g … 120s district dial survey and measurements … 4 men ((RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Apr 1963

Thurs 11 … U/g … 3s LG theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Tues 16 … Surface … dial survey and measurements of dirt tips … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Tues 23 … U/g … 10s district levelling and taping and established BMs … 2 men  (RB*, JS)

Wed 24 … Surface … dial survey and measurements to fences etc at far end of tip … 5 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS, CHS) Derek Hunt Cost Clerk transferred from Cotes Park. George Blackburn first Cost Clerk since 1962 left

May 1963

Thurs 9 … U/g … 1s DG check theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 5 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS, CHS)

Mon 13 … U/g … 30s RH theodolite angling and catenary measuring and gate measures … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

June 1963

Thurs 6U/g … 120s RH theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Mon 10 … Surface … dial survey on tip, slurry ponds, culverts etc … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, CHS)

- Pit Holidays Mon 10 to Sat 15 -

Tues 11U/g … 2s DG and into 5s district theodolite angling … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, CHS)

Wed 12 … Surface … completed survey of slurry ponds, measures to tub tracks in pit yard and saw mill … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, CHS)

Thurs 13U/g … 5s dial survey, both gates and measurements … 4 men (RB, JC, JS, CHS)

Wed 12 … Surface … measurements for tub tracks around No1 pit bank … 3men (RB*, JS, CHS)

- Annual Leave 2 weeks -

July 1963

Wed 3U/g … Lines established in 5s DG, 4s face head and 45 degree line from 1s LH to 5s … 3 men (RB*, DH, CHS)

Tues 9U/g … 1s district levelling and taping both gates … 3 men (RB*, CHS plus Fire Officer Derek Harris)

Wed 10U/g … Special job for Mr HB Bennett Area General Manager … coal sections on 3s trepanner face … (self RB*)

Aug 1963

Wed 7U/g … 3s DG theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)
Tues 13U/g … 30s and 10s dial surveys and measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 14 … Surface … adjusting Watts 20” theodolite and CTS 1’ dial (BTB, RB)

Thurs 15U/g … Theodolite survey from South Dunsil Main Road into Waterloo 5s RH … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 15 … Surface … Adjusting CTS dial … (RB*, JS, CHS)

- Pit Holidays Mon 26 to Sat 31 -

Wed 28U/g … 10s district and 2s snicket gate theodolite angling … 4 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Thurs 29U/g … 10s district catenary measuring plus check angles up Main Road … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, CHS)

Sep 1963

- Annual Leave 1 Week -

Wed 11U/g … 3s district dial survey and measurements and lines in TG … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)
Derek Harris Fire Officer transferred to Cotgrave  Frank Smith temp from Shotfirer Sep 23

Oct 1963

Tues 1U/g … 3s RH theodolite survey angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, JC, DH, CHS)

Thurs 3U/g … 30s DG theodolite survey angling and catenary measuring. Checked measuring in 5s RH … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, CHS)

Tues 22 … Surface … Harper Hill Drift Mine … trigonometrical levelling for check on existing level values … 3 men  (Clary Skeavington, RB, Trevor Speed)

Thurs 31U/g … Theodolite angling on Dunsil Main Road and down 1s Drift … 5 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS, CHS)

Nov 1963     

Terry Wood Assistant to Manager. George Stain Salvage Officer

Fri 1 … Surface … to Silverhill for Low Main plan … (self RB*)

Mon 4U/g … 3s panel dial survey and measurements …4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Tues 5U/g … 3s face survey for Manager … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, CHS)

Mon 11U/g … 30s both gates dial survey and measurements … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Wed 13U/g … Catenary measuring from 5s DG to South Main Road … 4 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS)

Mon 18U/g … Theodolite angling on South Main Road … 4 men (RB*, JC, JS, CHS)

Tues 19U/g … Catenary measuring on South Main Road … 4 men (RB*, JC., JS, CHS)

Tues 26U/g … Offsetting and lining on South Level pit bottom base line. Theodolite angling and catenary measuring for connection to No2 shaft … 6 men (BTB, RB, JC, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 28U/g … Theodolite angling on South Main Road … 5 men (RB*, JC, DH, JS, CHS)

Dec 1963

John Clifford (JC) left to No4 Area Method Study Departmentt

Tues 3U/g … Theodolite angling and catenary measuring round from South Level base to No2 Shonkey UC shaft … 6 men (Clary Skeavington, BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 11U/g … Check angle in No2 pit bottom. Survey of 6s DG, 4s DG and 15s DG and 15s RH … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 11U/g … Catenary leg measuring on South Dunsil Main Road … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Mon 16U/g … Check angling with 1 second theodolite in pit bottom and catenary measuring … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Mon 16 … Surface same day … checking new Watts dial (RB*)


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.

 

 

P64 Book 2 - 1964
Surveyor Surveyor's Job