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David Haycock (DLA Architecture) - Firbeck Main Colliery - Does anyone have any knowledge of the series of ‘mine owners’ from 1913 onwards?
David Haycock (DLA Architecture) - I am an architect working in Wakefield, with an interest in the Firbeck colliery.
Rae Martin - More Notes to Glymis Wellings Pictures re Firbeck Colliery.

From: Rae Martin
Sent: 07 October 2007
Subject:
Glynis Wellings - Photo's of Firbeck Colliery

Hi Fionn
I am trying to contact a Glynis Wellings and I saw on your site that she had posted some photos of the Firbeck Colliery on your site back on January 04, 2006.

I was wondering if you have access to her e-mail address, would you mind forwarding to her my e-mail address.....Rae Martin sunshine@iaw.on.ca ?? This is in regard with her researching Amos Siddall who was born in Curbar, 1842. Amos and my Gr. Grandfather Abraham Siddall were brother's. They also had another brother, Joseph, who I am in contact with a member of his family in England.

Any assistance you may be able to give me in regards to this would be so very much appreciated.

Best regards,
Rae Martin,

Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada.



From: David Haycock (DLA Architecture)
Sent: 07 January 2008
Subject:
I am an architect working in Wakefield, with an interest in the Firbeck colliery

Dear Sir,
Firbeck Colliery, Costhorpe / Langold

I am an architect working in Wakefield, with an interest in the above colliery and its history and also that of the adjacent villages. Please could you advise me where I might find archive information and photographs of both the colliery and Costhorpe Village.

Many thanks.
Yours sincerely,

David Haycock BA(Hons) Dipl.Arch RIBA

Associate For and on behalf of DLA Architecture
Direct dial: 01924 858601
Mobile:07718 603214

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From: Jack Miller
Sent: 10 January 2008
Subject: Re: Firbeck Colliery

Had a mail from a Godson this week and he gave me a couple of sites to explore:-

Pics of some of Firbeck Mail Colliery

There are 20 pics taken last year and I can identify 12 of them, since the mine closed in 1968 a lot of vandalism, fires etc have taken place. Although we live only 25 miles away I have never been back, but one fine and calm day will do so.

Costhorpe Village. On both sides of the A60 Doncaster Road are houses and a public house and one shop a ribbon development well over a mile long. Part of Carlton in Lindrick Parish The houses I believe were built between the wars.

Langold in Hodsock parish, some 990 Miners 3 bedroom homes, 3 pairs of shops in the village and the rest strung along one side of the A60 built 1926 to 1929, Brick built some roofed with tiles imported from Holland and the rest with slates.

The local gentry had streets named after them like Mellish, Ramsden, White, Markham, William, Riddell and of course Firbeck, Church, School and Cross.Langold is 1 mile north of the mine.

Carlton in Lindrick a village 2 miles south of Firbeck very much expanded since 1945 But the old village homes were built of stone, all Ag Labs homes at South Carlton and North Carlton. My wife was born at South Carlton and we married there and the Church very old. over 1200 years old. A funny lot, the North and South did not mix.

Letwell 1.5 miles west of Langold nothing much has changed for years a small farming community.

Oldcoats 1 mile north of Langold a few new homes but a small community.

Blyth 2 miles east of the mine by the bridal path more like 4/5 miles by road, a brilliant courting place, should know we have walked often.

Firbeck village 2 miles across the fields and some interesting old homes as well as the Hall.

Have enjoyed myself thinking about my Birth/work place etc.

Cheers Jack Miller



From: David Haycock (DLA Architecture) [david.haycock@dla-architecture.co.uk]
Sent: 24 January 2008
Subject:
Firbeck Main Colliery - Does anyone have any knowledge of the series of ‘mine owners’ from 1913 onwards

Good afternoon Fionn,

Many thanks for your assistance on this one so far.

Just to test you a little further, do you have any knowledge of series of ‘mine owners’ from 1913, when the first test bores were struck, through the opening of the mine in the early 20’s, through to Nationalization with the NCB in 1946, and closure in 1968. Was it then transferred from the Coal Board to the Local Authority? If so, do you know when?

Do you know if any of these mine owners developed the adjacent Country Park?

I know I’m asking rather a lot, but other searches have proved fruitless.

Best regards,
David

DLA Architects

David Haycock BA(Hons) Dipl.Arch RIBA
Associate
For and on behalf of DLA Architecture
Direct dial: 01924 858601
Mobile:07718 603214


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