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Jack Miller - More Notes to Glymis Wellings Pictures re-Firbeck Colliery.
Steve Tinkler - My two grandfathers worked at Firbeck Colliery; George Robson Tinkler and Richard Arthur Spragg
Beryl Dunsmoir - My father, Arthur Critchley was a miner at Firbeck Colliery for many years





The General Offices, Firbeck Colliery

General Office Building The left of the picture shows the caretakers home.- Jack Miller



From: Jack Miller
Sent: 23 January 2007
Subject:
More Notes to Glymis Wellings Pictures re Firbeck Colliery.

No.1 Headgear was 85ft to the Pulley wheels shafts

Firbeck Colliery. Loco Shed and the workshops. The old Steam Loco was replaced by Daisy and Billy before the war.

No.1 Engine House and Power House with a Compressed Air Receiver in the front

Air Compressor one of two Bellis and Morcome Steam Compressors. These were Steam Driven Air Compressors for Underground and Surface air tools.

Trip to Blackpool, I went on one 1936/7

General Office Building The left of the picture shows the caretakers home.

My Father came from the Consett area of Co. Durham in 1926 and I was born at Langold in 1930, worked at Firbeck 1947 to 1965. Left before it closed in 1968. Tragic no other pits between Firbeck and Skegness.

Jack Miller


From: Steve Tinkler
Sent: 12 February 2007
Subject:
My two grandfathers worked at Firbeck Colliery; George Robson Tinkler and Richard Arthur Spragg

Really liked your Firbeck Colliery site.
My two grandfathers worked at Firbeck Colliery; George Robson Tinkler and Richard Arthur Spragg (face man and electrician) up until closure in 1968.

I worked as mining contractor from 1982-2000 working at many collieries now closed, North Wales, Staffordshire, North Derbyshire, Scotland. My way of remembering was to collect a tally or check from each pit I worked at. They are a little harder to come by now.

Regards
Steve Tinkler

From: Beryl Dunsmoir
Sent: 15 September 2007
Subject:
A Coal Miner's Daughter

Hello,
My name is Beryl Dunsmoir (nee Critchley) and my father, Arthur Critchley was a miner at Firbeck Colliery for many years. I was born and raised in Langold. My mother is still alive at 95 and lives at Gateford Hill Care Centre, Gateford near Worksop.

I now live in Texas USA but am currently teaching in China, now that I am "retired".

Part of what we (my husband John and I) have to teach is the culture of England and I will be teaching my students something of my own culture at the same time.

Your pictures and webpage are a great help and brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you so much.
God bless you.
Beryl.
(Dr B.A.Dunsmoir)

PS. my students called me Dr BAD!

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