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  1. Wink Sticky Thread Sticky: Mining disaster index

    Hi all, I don't know if anone has seen this before but if you haven't there is a searchable index. It 's good for doing a "one name study" like me or if you have mining ancestry. The person I found came from Frome in Somerset & was not Welsh. Cheers....David Brimson Hi David, it has been...

    Started by David Brimson‎, 19-07-2008 10:41 AM
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  1. Mining Death - getting out of cage too soon

    Hi, I don't know if anyone can help, but I have an ancestor who died in the Seghill Mine in 1872. He was a 'Furnaceman' and was 70 years old. The notes on his death read: 'getting out of cage too soon'. I realise that the cage transported men and materials up and down the mine shaft, but was...

    Started by Hilary Tait‎, 11-10-2015 10:54 PM
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  2. Lancashire & Cheshire Miners' Relief Society

    Found records for the Lancashire & Cheshire Miners' Relief Society within Wigan Archives (Click on blue links) Gives a history of Society. Records include Widows and Childrens Benefits dates of entitlement and cessation, there are also records for incapacity of miners through accident and...

    Started by macwil‎, 27-03-2018 11:08 AM
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  3. Wood collier

    Can anyone explain the term "wood collier" please. I have found a number of forefathers with this occupation in the Monmouth & Forest of Dean area

    Started by woofas‎, 25-11-2007 4:19 PM
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  4. Looking for John Rowlands information

    We are trying to find details of a John Rowlands born in Morriston Wales in 1887, who later married Margaret Hannah John on 7/11/1904. We have Johns birth and marriage certificate but he appears to have vanished, he is on the 1911 census but then nothing and his wife is documented as living in...

    Started by Plumbium‎, 19-08-2017 8:12 PM
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  5. Age That Boys/Girls Entered the Mines

    I have some ancesters that worked as coal miners in wales between 1794 and 1800's. What was the average age that boys entered the mines and did girls also enter the mines? At what age did miners typically retire or did they carry on until they were physically no longer able to do so? As in...

    Started by robsnicta‎, 03-05-2010 4:24 PM
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    15-10-2016, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Oakdale Colliery Oakdale Blackwood Gwent

    Can anyone locate information about Thomas Lloyd who was either a rescuer or was involved in the accident at Oakdale in 1907 I believe it was please. He lived in Blackwood then Monmouthshire now Gwent.

    Started by Alisonmallen62‎, 08-10-2016 3:09 PM
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  7. Smile European voluntary workers miners Derbyshire

    I am researching the history of a Serbian man who worked as a Miner at the Shirebrook Colliery in Derbyshire until he retired in the mid 1980's. I believe he came to the UK as a European Voluntary Worker. Any information about Shirebrook or the European Vouluntary workers would be of great...

    Started by dandgeorge‎, 16-08-2016 3:42 PM
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  8. What happened to the disabled?

    I have just read an interesting article on the BBC website entitled "What role did disabled people play during industrial revolution?", and it challenged my preconceptions. So I thought that there might be others that this would be of interest to. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33107078

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 14-06-2015 6:01 PM
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  9. Mining occupation - 'Bepearer'

    Hi all I have come across the occupation 'bepearer' twice recently - a census return and a marrriage certificate. Both men were in mining in Wales 1911-1914 and so far I haven't found any reference to this job. Does anyone have any ideas? I thought it could be an abbreviation, maybe beam...

    Started by Shropgirl‎, 28-03-2015 2:51 PM
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    28-03-2015, 8:41 PM Go to last post
  10. Miners Accident Hospital

    On the 1881 Census there is an Alexander POTTER 16, a 'driver in iron mines', born Middlesbrough, a patient at the Miner's Accident Hospital, Guisbrough, Yorks. He is not mentioned on the Mining Disasters Index. I am wondering how he got to be a patient there - and if he survived. Can anyone...

    Started by chopendoz‎, 19-05-2011 12:51 PM
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  11. Cornwall tin miner

    Although born in Hatherleigh, Devon, my grandfather was a tin miner in Cornwall Born Hatherleigh 6th April 1899. I can confirm before he departed for New Zealand in 1929 he lived at 6 Albert St, Camborne, with his wife and two and possibly three male infants; from 1927-1929. I believe he married...

    Started by John Mitchell‎, 01-10-2014 3:35 AM
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  12. on the road~ in a stall

    Hi, I have a father and 2 sons in my tree, on the 1911 census the fathers occupation is given as coal miner ( in a stall) and the sons as coal miners ( on the road). I am guessing on the road is seeking work, but whats in a stall please?

    Started by Rachie‎, 18-09-2012 9:18 AM
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  13. mining occupation

    hello, Does anyone know a coal miner " shat fire" below was?. I have found this on one of the records and not on any occupations records, unless it is a mistake?. thanks

    Started by horseshoe‎, 20-07-2013 3:07 PM
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  14. Coal miner in Wakefield

    My great grandfather was born and brought up in Staffordshire, got married there and had three children. Then in about 1912 he and his family turn up in Wakefield (Yorkshire) and his employment is coal miner - although he doesn't appear to have been a coal miner in Tipton Staffs when they lived...

    Started by Cathym‎, 23-01-2014 5:54 PM
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  15. reserved occupation

    hello, Can anyone inform me as to the regulations re reserved occupations and whether miners were allowed to join up during the Great War, it seems as though as large number of men did not do military service would they have been prevented from joining up if they were in the mines?. thanks

    Started by horseshoe‎, 19-07-2013 10:18 PM
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  16. Betteshanger Colliery and Bevin Boys

    My late father-in-law was a Bevin Boy. He lived on the Isle of Wight and was sent to Betteshanger Colliery in Kent. I understand that he was an 'optant', as opposed to a conscript or volunteer; alas, non-uniformed service personnel were not highly regarded (understatement!) and were often...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 24-07-2013 7:57 PM
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  17. Collier's in the pre 18th century

    Hi, I would like if possible some information on the jobs and roles of the collier pre 18th century because I have found a number of ancestors who were colliers/miners from that period going back to the 17th century. I'm aware of the coal master and mass mining of the 19th and 20th centuries but...

    Started by apowell‎, 17-05-2013 9:24 AM
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  18. Retired Iron Miner Manager (No Occ)

    I found my ancester in the 1881 census, John Burns, in Brigham with the above occupation. I have been unable to find hin in the 1871 or 1861 census's; but I would like to be able to discover which mine he worked at. He was born in Whitehaven, when he retired, I presume he would have stayed where he...

    Started by freddie999‎, 08-05-2013 7:44 PM
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  19. Employee allowances in First World War

    My grandfather was an employee of the South Derwent Coal Company in Stanley, County Durham, before the First World War. He was also an ex-soldier and was in the Reserves for the Royal Garrison Artillery. As an employee of the company he benefitted from rent-free accommodation and a coal allowance....

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 11-01-2013 7:57 AM
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  20. Killed

    Hi all Is there a site that list people killed in the mines in Illogan, Cornwall around 1840. Regards Richard

    Started by Whitehouse‎, 12-02-2013 5:56 PM
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