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Surveying Jobs - Jan 1964

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


Book 2 - Page 6

- Senior Assistant Surveyor -

Thurs 2U/g … Levelling 5s DG, 5s RH, 4s DG drift, 15s development, lines in 5s and 4s Snicket … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Mon 6U/g … 3s DG theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Mon 13U/g … 2s DG to 5s RH theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 15U/g … Levelling to and location of borehole on Dunsil 120s DG … 2 men (BTB, RB plus Stan Brunskill and Maurice Lamb bore master)

Wed 29U/g … 5s panel dial survey and measuring both gates … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Feb 1964

Mon 3U/g … 30s RH theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 6U/g … Pit bottom … determining water levels in No1 and No2 shafts and old Staple shaft … 2 men plus Safety Officer and blacksmith. Grade line on new Pit bottom Return (BTB, RB, Jack Truswell, Charlie Rodgers)

Tues 11 … U/g … Pit bottom measurements in old water lodge cistern, sump of pumps and No2 shaft. Nearly got caught when water rose quickly after pumps were shut off … 2 men and blacksmith (BTB, RB, Charlie Rodgers)

Wed 12 … Surface … levelling to manholes in pit yard … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Tues 18u/g … 120s RH lip borehole and final levelling of 120s district … 3 men plus  Stan Brunskill and assistant Barrie Tideswell)

Thurs 27u/g … 10s district levelling and taping … 3 men (RB*, DH, CHS)

Mar 1964

Alf Fletcher (AF) started as Apprentice

Tues 10U/g … Centre line and 1in8 grade line in new Return heading to No2 shaft … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 18 … Surface … West Notts Tech … Lecture on PIM Gyroscope theodolite … British Aircraft Corporation

Tues 24U/g … Theodolite angling and catenary measuring 120s LH and 120s DG for abandonment … 5 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS and AF)

Apr 1964
- Annual Leave 1 Week -

Thurs 9 U/g … 6s thirling survey theodolite angling and catenary measuring with theodolite legs … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Tues 14U/g … 5s DG theodolite angling and catenary measuring and angle in 5s RH … 5 men (RB*, AF, DH, JS, CHS)

Tues 21U/g … 4s LH and 4s DG theodolite angling … 5 men (RB*,  DH, JS, CHS, AF)

Wed 22 U/g … 4s LH and 4s DG catenary measuring … 5 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS, AF)

Fri 24U/g … Grade line in new Return heading to No2 shaft … 3 men (RB*, DH, AF)

Fri 24 … Surface same day … set out Centre line and level datum for Foreign coal bunker … 3 men (RB*, DH, AF)

May 1964

Mon 4U/g … Centre line and grade line in Top Hard new Return drift, 6s RH face head checked, 6s DG face head set out, turned 5s RH uphill, checked 15s face head … 4 men (RB*, DH, CHS, AF)

Wed 6U/g … Re-establishing line and grade in Main Return drift to No2 shaft with theodolite … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, CHS, AF)              

Thurs 14 … Surface … survey of dirt tip … 3 men (Clary Skeavington, BTB, RB)

Wed 20U/g … 10s district dial survey and measuring … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Wed 27U/g … 5s DG, 5s DG extension, 5s RH levelling and taping. New Return 1in8 grade line. Measured up accident on Bunker cars … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Fri 29U/g … Setting out wires in No2 Shonkey shaft for drift thirling point… 5 men (BTB, RB, JS, CHS, AF) then with Undermanager Harry Coppell and Terry Wood Asst, water on 3s DG … (self RB*  plus 2)

June 1964

Tues 2U/g … Bearings and measurements to shaft sides and conductor ropes in No2 shaft. Dial survey and measuring in 6s DG face head and 6s RH face head … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Wed 3 …  U/g … 4s DG and 4s LH levelling and taping and thirling point on Main Road for 5s Extension … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Fri 5U/g … Examining excavation in No2 shaft with Mechanical Engineer Doug Green and Les Parker Joiner shaftsman … (RB* plus 2)

Tues 9U/g … 6s DG and RH drifts levelling and taping … 4 men (RB*, JS, CHS, AF)

Wed 10U/g … 3s dial survey and taping, 5s dial survey and taping. Centre line in 5s RH turning parallel … 4 men (RB*, AF, JS, CHS)
Mon 15 … Surface … to Silverhill for up to date workings … (self RB*)

Tues 16 U/g … 10s levelling and taping all 3 gates … . Check levelled new Return drift … 4 men (RB*, CHS, AF)
Thurs 18 … Surface … measured up accident to Harry Evans at dirt wagon hoist, brake handle snapped and released rope and hook, struck him a glancing blow … (self RB*)

- Annual Leave 2 Week -

Fatal accident to Cyril Bacon on 3s

6s face thirled 2 inches in alignment

July 1964 

Ray Gregory transferred from No1 Group to No4 Group as Group Manager, Jack Frith to Reconstruction. Trevor Speed to Alfreton from Silverhill, Joe Holland from Sutton to Silverhill

Wed 8U/g … No2 shaft )BTB, RB with Joiner shafts man Les Parker and Manager George Noble … checking line of bricking and heights etc … 2 men plus 2

Thurs 9U/g … Checking grade lines in new Return heading to No2 shaft … 3 men (RB*, DH, JS)

Thurs 16U/g … 30s district levelling and taping both gates … 4 men ((RB*, DH, JS, AF)

Mon 20U/g … 3s DG theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 23U/g … 30s dial survey and measurements, both gates … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)
Sat 25 and Sun 26    Shortened ropes in No2 shaft, riding from new inset

- Pit Holidays Mon 27 July to Sat 8 Aug -

Wed 29U/g … 10s district theodolite angling all gates … 4 men (BTB, RB, JS, CHS)

Thurs 30U/g … 10s district catenary measuring … 5 men (BTB, RB, JS, CHS, AF)

Aug 1964

Wed 5 … Surface … survey and line for thirling in water culvert also measured up Euclid dirt bunker… 6 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS, AF)            

Thurs 6U/g … 5s DG and 5s RH theodolite survey … 6 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS, AF)
Thurs 13 … Surface … to Mansfield Town Clerk’s office … tracing of Compulsory Purchase Order for areas of land (C Skeavington, RB)

Tues 18U/g … 3s RH and 3s DG levelling and taping … 3 men (RB*, JS, AF)

Tues 25U/g … Set out 5s RH parallel to DG at full length, set out 15s Middle gate line for heading forward … 4 men (RB*, DH, CHS, AF)
Area HQ to make up second copies of working plans … 2 men (BTB, RB)

Sep 1964

Wed 2U/g … Went through 6s Waterloo handfilled face measuring top-jib cutter. Also checked 130s headings setting out, line on 6s RHG for turning point … 2 men (BTB, RB)

- Annual Leave 1 Week -

M 14 … Surface … levelling fields for proposed dirt tipping land … 5 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS. AF)
T 15 … Surface … Tacheometrical survey of dirt tip … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Mon 21 … Surface … to Sutton for up to date workings (self RB*)

Tues 22U/g … 5s district levelling and taping … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS) and to top of 5s DG extension 1in6 drift … 3 men (RB*, DH, CHS)

Thurs 24 … Surface … Survey of tip from Dirt bunker to left, trig levelling … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Fri 25 … Surface … continued with survey of tip, trig levelling … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Wed 30 … Surface … completed survey of tips and slurry ponds … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Oct 1964

Fri 2 … Surface … fixed position of field corner at far end of tip …6 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS, AF)

Wed 7 … Surface … Checked hydrants and valves and pipe lines on pit top from Town supply to ponds etc (self RB*)

Thurs 8 … Surface … to Silverhill for up to date workings (self RB*)

Fri 9 … Surface … checking water ranges on surface … 3 men (BTB, RB and Frank Smith Fire Officer)

Tues 13U/g … Final survey and levelling of 30s district … 7 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS, AF and Frank Smith Fire Officer)

Tues 20U/g … Abandonment survey and levelling 3s Waterloo … 7 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS, AF and Frank Smith)

Tues 27 … Surface … to Sutton for up to date workings … (self RB*)

Wed 28 … Surface … to Silverhill for up to date workings … (self RB*)

Nov 1964

Wed 4 … Surface … investigation of old New Inn Level and opencast … 4 men (BTB, RB, Gordon Darrington and Barrie Tideswell)

Tues 10U/g … 6s Waterloo seam sections and extractions on Lamming shift (self RB*) … afternoon

Wed 11U/g … 5s RH theodolite survey and catenary measuring … 4 men (RB*, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 12 … Surface… exploring Hardwick area for signs of old workings … 4 men (BTB, RB, Gordon Darrington and Alwyn Noble)

Tues 17U/g … 10s district dial survey and measurements… 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Wed 18U/g … 4s DG to 15s RH theodolite angling and catenary measuring … 5 men (BTB, RB, DH, JS, CHS)

Thurs 19 … Surface … Location of old shafts at Stanley and Hardwick … 2 men (BTB, RB) and same day to Silverhill for old workings

Tues 24U/g … 5s district levelling and taping … 3 men (RB*, JS, AF)

Wed 25U/g … 10s district levelling and taping … 3 men (RB*, JS, CHS)

Fri 27 … Surface … to Silverhill for up to date workings (self RB*)

Dec 1964

Joe Holland left Silverhill to South Africa. John Dixon from B Winning to Silverhill

Tues 1U/g … 4s district levelling … 3 men (RB*. JS, AF)

Tues 8 … Surface … measured up new Foreign coal bunker and NUM office … 3 men (RB*, JS, AF)

Thurs 10U/g … 6s sections … 3 men (RB*, AF, with Cyril Barksby NUM Sec) afternoon

- Mon 28 Dec to Sat 2 Jan 1965 Annual Leave and 4 Colliery Rest Days -


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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