It has a post and money order office under chesterfield. Nook colliery was a coal mine operating on the manchester coalfield after 1866 in tyldesley, greater manchester, then in the historic county of lancashire, england. Canary in the coal mine and millions of other books are available for instant. Ford moss colliery friends of berwick and district museum. Memories of local mining article by the coleorton heritage group. The anatomy of a coal mine daw mill colliery 1957 20 the complete history of the last coal mine in warwickshire the complete directory of over 5800 collieries colliery names and pre 1947 owners. Memories of the nottinghamshire coalfields moore books. Hb, 792pp, bound volume, london reprints of articles from old copies of colliery guardian magazine regarding the mining industry in the the north of england. Wheatsheaf colliery 18461961 northern mine research.
If you know of any fatalities missing from the above list then please contact us with the details and we will add them to our database. Francis frith the uks leading publisher of local photographs since 1860. Grassmoor, derbyshire genealogy heraldry and history. Total national output was 2,612,000 tons 1705 most shafts were 7 to 8 feet in diameter and up to 360 feet in depth. It was after her grandson jo thorne researched the history of her cottage. The colliery consisted of four winding shafts and a fifth shaft used for upcast ventilation only. The people who lived there in the 1930s, had little to make a comparison. As with the name esh, ushaw moor has variations as to its origin, with many spellings. Report on the causes of and circumstances attending the explosion which occurred at grassmoor colliery, derbyshire, on the 19th november, 1933.
The first shipment of coal from the new colliery passed down the waggonway to south hetton and seaham harbour on july 2 1835. Old photos, old postcards, ephemera and memories of the forest of dean, gloucestershire. All books purchased which need to be posted will be subject to an additional charge for post and packaging at cost. Find guide to the coalfields 1950 by colliery guardian. Greyfield colliery at clutton, bristol was at first was known as clutton new coal works a document dated 11 feb 1842 stated that large sums have been from time to time expended in and about the said colliery and a new 90 h. In 1899 there were 594 persons employed underground and 110 on the surface. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Graces guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in britain. This is a transcript from the nottingham evening post, 18 november 19 several other newspapers carried this story. The hardwick colliery company was formed in 1830 from the wingerworth coal company and sank lings colliery on williamthorpe road in 1840 which produced top hard coal until its closure in 1896. Work on the first shaft began on 16th may 1894 and production started in february 1898.
The population of this civil parish at the 2011 census was 3,360. After 28 years a surprising discovery, recalling a serious explosion that took place at usworth colliery 28 years ago, has been made in the maudlin seam at that pit. Went to junior school at blackhall colliery and then to henry smith at hartlepool. Clay cross number 7 colliery called parkhouse but located nearer danesmoor. Shaft sinking started in 1846 and the same shafts served for the whole of the collierys existence. By 1890 the company were looking for new mining leases and one was purchased for a large amount of coal by one of the company owners john chambers.
Journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Old avenue colliery posted on november 2, 20 by oxcroftjunction for those who have read previous posts on my blog youll know i occasionally i like to delve into the not too distant past and look at a bit of rail history, usually this stems from time spent staring at old maps and pointing at things whilst my better half nods at me. Cannock chase mining historical society, jan 1, 2006 coal mines and mining 72 pages. Nostalgic memories of blackhall collierys local history. The colliery we know as grassmoor colliery was founded around 1846 when alfred barnes returned to the area from journeying abroad.
The meetings are mainly centred around a talk by a visiting speaker on history matters but this could extend to lighter aspects of local culture. The moorfield pit disaster grimshaw origins and history. Clay cross number 5 and 6 collieries were located at morton. Nook colliery was a coal mine operating on the manchester coalfield after 1866 in tyldesley, greater manchester, then in the historic county of lancashire, england the colliery s first shaft was sunk to the rams mine at 455 yards in 1866 by astley and tyldesley coal and salt company to exploit the middle coal measures of the manchester coalfield. The five pits trail is a five and half mile offroad surfaced route from grassmoor country park to tibshelf ponds. The first story tells us ushaw comes from yewshaw, old english which meant a yew tree wood. Conservative mp says common sense has prevailed, while campaigners say coal should be consigned to the history books. Those names marked with, have a web page providing individual details of the accident, the page may also include a photograph of the deceased. Buy point of ayr colliery by mostyn history preservation society isbn. Grassmoor lagoons were formed in spoil tips at the former grassmoor colliery, which operated on the site from the 1840s until its closure in 1967.
Banners of the durham coalfield, norman emery, 1998, sutton publishing ltd. To come back to the colliery page after viewing a video, click on the. David bell, a5, sb, 128pp for this book, david bell has met and talked to many exminers about what it was like to be part of the mining community. During this time, large amounts of coal tar sludge from the works settled. Information, photographs and plans for highmoor colliery coal mine on the mine exploration web site uk. Tramroad connections were made to both the forest of dean later south wales and severn and wye railways, and by 1856 the colliery. The remains of woolmet colliery are visible on vertical air phtographs os 7529244, flown 1975. Most are available as freeofcharge downloads from his website details and content. Grassmoor is a village in derbyshire, england, approximately three miles to the south of chesterfield. The outward appearance did not correspond with the lives of the residents.
Report on the causes of and circumstances attending the explosion which occurred at grassmoor colliery, derbyshire, on the 19th november, 1933 volume 4550 of cmd. Its original name, according to 16thcentury parish records, was gresmore. Cumberland colliery plans incl rel to william pit and walkmill. To the south of walkden and verging on the cheshire plain was mosley common colliery whose name was usually mispronounced by strangers to the area as the first syllable was locally sounded as moss. A year later the first waggon passed over the newlycompleted durham and sunderland railway on its way to the hendon staiths. For the use of colliery managers and others london, many editions 18921917, the standard british textbook for its. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Fretwell 1700 two thirds of the national coal output was produced on the banks of the rivers tyne and wear. Grassmoor colliery closed in 1971 and other local pits had all closed by the mid 1980s.
Although a licence to erect a steam engine was granted in 1825, little work appears to have been done until about 1841, when shaft sinking reached 168 ft. Mosley common colliery 18681968 northern mine research. The parish is part of sutton county electoral division. Clay cross number 4 colliery located near ankerbold and was called either ankerbold or new foundation colliery and is also near where the clay cross station was located about 1. Coal production was 6388 tons in 1845 and 24539 tons the fifth highest in the forest in 1856. Anyway happy to help with any info, but book now out of print. All the images below are links to anthracite related videos on you tube. Information, history photographs current and archive and documents for highmoor colliery coal mine. The appropriate civil parish is called grassmoor, hasland and winswick. Daw mill colliery 1957 20 the complete history of the last coal mine in warwickshire.
You are welcome to use this album for uploading archive or historical photographs of grassmoor. Haswell colliery was always problematic as a profitable concern due to gas and flooding. The moorfield pit disaster included a number of grimshaw victims. Wheatsheaf colliery 18461961 northern mine research society. To come back to the colliery page after viewing a video, click on the x in the lower right side of the video screen. Hall, published in vol ii 18534 of the transactions of the north of england institute of mining engineers. Lightmoor colliery near cinderford surface buildings. British coal mines 19472005 the hewer painted by south shields artist and former whitburn colliery miner, robert olley i have one of bobs excellent mining figurines on my mantlepiece bought from his 1970s armstrong est. Apr 20, 2009 blood, sweat and toil in neston marks the 250th anniversary of the opening of the first coal mine in the town in 1759. If you wish to comment on this photo or can supply names of people please click here. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Nov 02, 20 old avenue colliery posted on november 2, 20 by oxcroftjunction for those who have read previous posts on my blog youll know i occasionally i like to delve into the not too distant past and look at a bit of rail history, usually this stems from time spent staring at old maps and pointing at things whilst my better half nods at me.
The area covered by this parish when combined with the area covered by the parish of temple normanton forms grassmoor district electoral ward. An important event associated with coal mining at claytonlemoors was the moorfield pit disaster on november 7, 1883 in which 68 men and boys were killed one victim was age 10, three were 11, and three were 12 by a coal mine explosion. Information, photographs and plans for moorgreen colliery coal colliery on the mine exploration web site uk. Yew trees were brought by the french to england to plant around the graves of their dead. Ford moss colliery friends of berwick and district. Coal mining a general history timeline durham in time. The following statistics relate to woolmet see also nmrs, ms 819 for more statistics relating to this colliery. Samuel t stewart has written several books on local social and industrial history, listed on this web page, which mainly focus on coleorton. The grassmoor colliery complex was developed in an area which had for many years been worked by small enterprises. Priestly described shotton colliery as the ugliest place he had ever visited. Browse the worlds largest ebookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. The collierys first shaft was sunk to the rams mine at 455 yards in 1866 by astley and tyldesley coal and salt company to exploit the middle coal measures of the manchester coalfield. Why pit brow lasses were coal minings unsung heroines culture.
Stuart including the development of coal mining in coleorton, record of fatalities in local mines and a history of coleorton no 3 colliery which are available free to download. He was instructed by his father to set work in progress to sink collieries on land at grassmoor which his father had purchased. Mainwaring bainbridge pescod was born in 1877 in county durham where he became a coal miner. Photographs of grassmoor colliery coal mine on the mining history web site uk. Moorgreen colliery coal colliery information and photos. In 1898 the colliery had broken the record for the output from a forest of dean colliery due to the fact that in the development of the works great foresight was shown with regard to the future and the pit was one of the best of the forest housecoal collieries. It is surmised that his clothes got caught in the machine, horrifically mangling him. Historic and archive photos of grassmoor colliery coal mine.
Now a hollywood production company wants to turn her book the. Blood, sweat and toil in neston marks the 250th anniversary of the opening of the first coal mine in the town in 1759. When british coal opened the avenue coking works nearby, it used the lagoon area to treat waste liquid from the coking works. Lightmoor colliery closed in 1940 1 a pond at lightmoor is in use as a fishing lake.
Ness colliery was the first site to open and employed almost 200 people. Hollywood film could tell story of 1875 lan colliery disaster bbc. The working pit woodhorn colliery was the third pit sunk by the ashington coal company. The role of tip girls or pit brow lasses in the coal industry has largely gone unnoticed in history books. Exlibrary, usual stamps to maps and label to front paste down, internally a clean copy. I have very fond memories of this period of my life and going to crimdon dene for days out and to. Photos, maps, personal memories and local books of blackhall colliery. A second shaft was added at the turn of the century and began drawing coal in 1901. Grassmoor formerly housed many miners, however all of. Historic images of the collieries of the somerset coalfield, showing the surface workings, colliery buildings, engines houses and head frames, loading screens and banks, drifts, levels, shafts, railway connections, sidings and colliery owned wagons, underground scenes and groups of miners. Coal mining in coleorton and peggs green, leicestershire uk. After working as far away as dover, he returned to the north and in the early 1900s he moved to ford moss and was promoted to be manager of the colliery.
Windy nook history society gateshead history, felling. This web publication contains 3,557 pages of information and 211,858 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. Nana used to live in third street graham with my 3 uncles thomas, jack and stanley. Again it has not been possible to trace these machines through the walker bros. Coal mining a general history timeline by ernest t. Uks first deep coal mine in decades given approval in kick in teeth. Wheatsheaf colliery 1846 1961 this pendlebury colliery was one of the oldest of the modern collieries if that is the correct terminology.1255 829 1187 1082 487 1303 1657 448 763 389 624 126 1373 989 385 521 379 1378 784 609 875 935 858 435 701 892 511 655 108 486 907 1272 150