|Four Generations of Rogersons.doc
Rogersons were living in the village of Scot Hay in 1911, overlooking the pit at Leycett.
|A Trade Union in the age of the Chartists.doc
|| In North Staffordshire, unlike Derbyshire, the
coal-owners did not make a determined attempt to crush the union. Perhaps they
wished to avoid the repetition of the orgy of violence that had occurred during
the general strike two years previously.
|Talke Explosion 1901 d.docx
|An explosion occurred about 7.30 p.m., on the 27th
May 1901 and caused the death of four persons.
|Bunker's Hill Inrush 1903 update.doc
A newspaper report on Thursday afternoon January 22nd stated there had been an accident at No.3 pit at Bunker’s Hill colliery.
| N- Staffs Demo Longton Park 1910.doc
|| The miners’ annual demonstration took place in Queen’s Park Longton on Monday
|North Staffs Mining Institute 1910.doc
||The 38th annual meeting of the North Staffs Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers was held at the North Stafford Hotel, Stoke.
|Miners Fed 1910 UD.doc
||The executive of the Miners’ Federation of Great Britain at their meeting at
Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday decided to issue a manifesto on the issues of the
|Iron Man of Park House Colliery 1910 UD.doc
||The pupils of the Collings-Harding Mining Schools were, through the courtesy of the Managing Director Mr. Pearson and the agent Mr. H. Owens, conducted over thePark House colliery, Chesterton June 1910.
| Jamage Coll Explosion 1911.doc
||Thisaccident occurred on Saturday 25th Nov. 1911 at 9.50 a.m. resulting in 6 men
being killed, and 14 injured.
|Coal Mines minimum wage act 1912.doc
||“The Board shall in settling any minimum rate have regard to the average
daily rate of wages paid to workmen of the class for which the minimum rate i
|Enoch Edwards Pit boy Politition UD.docx
||He was a British trade unionist and politician. Edwards was born at Talk-o'-the Hill and became a coal miner as a child. He was elected to Staffordshire
County Council before becoming President of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain in 1904, and then MP for Hanley in 1906.
| Joseph Cook.doc
||Joseph Cook was born on December 7th 1860 in Vale Place, Silverdale, North
|Colliery Rescue North Staffs.doc
|| The following is an eminently practical paper on colliery rescue work, read by Mr. Walter Clifford, Chief instructor at the North Staffordshire Colliery Rescue Station
| Early N-S Mines Rescue.doc
The original North Staffordshire Mines Rescue Station was opened by the
North Staffordshire Colliery Owners Association in a converted house in January
1911. The Chief Superintendent was Mr. Walter Clifford
|Norton Colliery Explosion 1912.doc
||By 1.45 p.m. the pit, apart
from 50 horses, was deserted. The fan was allowed to slow down and underground
fell into silence.
|Re opening of Norton Colliery 1912 d.doc
is an extract from the Institute of Mining Engineers. “The re-opening of Norton
colliery with self contained breathing apparatus after an explosion”.
|Miners at World War 1-1914.doc
||During World War I miners often dug tunnels, and placed mines in them the main
objective of these mines was to destroy part of an enemy trench.
|Minnie Pit 1915 UD.doc
explosion having serious consequences occurred at five thirty on Sunday night
17th January 1915 at the Minnie pit in the village of Halmerend.
|New Hem Heath 1915 UD.doc
||A disaster occurred on Thursday afternoon 25th February at the New Hem Heath colliery, Chesterton, North Staffordshire.
|Marriage of Miss Jane Craig Feb 1882.docx
On Wednesday at Christ Church, Albany St. London, the nuptials were celebrated of Walter, third son of Mr, George Palmer, M.P., of Reading with Jane, second daughter of Mr W. Y. Craig M.P. of 2 Cambridge Gate, Reagent’s Park, London.
|Minnie Pit 1918 update.doc
||In the Minnie pit at Halmerend, on January 12th 1918 the conditions prevailing at the timewere, begging disaster. A spark was all that was needed, and this was provided, resulting in the deaths of 155 men and boys.
|Home Office and Minnie Pit Management 1920.docx
||Sir John Baird (Under Secretary Home Office) July 1920 writes that the suggestions made in the report of the Chief Inspector of Mines in the Minnie Pit explosion in 1918 are being considered.
|Colliery Rescue North Staffs 1920.doc
||The following is an eminently practical paper on colliery rescue work, read by Mr. Walter Clifford, Chief instructor at the North Staffordshire Colliery Rescue Station at a recent meeting at the local Mining Students Association. (November 1920)
|Ernest Albert Egerton VC.doc
War I Victoria Cross Recipient, born in Longton, Staffordshire, he was educated
in local grade schools and began working in a colliery at the age of 16 as a
|Harriseahead Inrush of Water 1924.doc
colliery was situated between Packmoor and Mow Cop, it was flooded on Monday
10th March 1924 and 72 miners, who were at work below ground at the time, had
an extraordinarily lucky escape.
|Apedale Inrush 1923.doc
inrush of water and blackdamp occurred about 10.30 on the 25th April 1923 in
the Great Row seam of Apedale Footrail.
Birchinwood colliery Explosion 1925.doc
8am on Monday 26th September 1836 a dreadful explosion of firedamp took place
in a pit belonging to John Wedgwood, Esq. at Bignall Hill
|Funeral of I Ball at Mow Cop 1925.docx
Mow Cop was the scene this afternoon, (30/12/1925)
of many simple and earnest tributes to the seven men who lost their lives in
the pit explosion at Birchenwood Colliery.
|Maryhill Inrush 1929.doc
disaster was due to water entering the Harecastle Pit from several disused pits
which surround the Harecastle colliery.
|Florence Pithead Baths 1930 d.docx
pithead baths which have been provided at the Florence colliery, Longton, the
first installation of the kind in the North Staffordshire Coalfield were opened
on Saturday 26th 1930
|| At some of the larger and better-appointed collieries there are pithead baths. This is an enormous advantage, for not only can the miner wash himself all over every day, in comfort and even luxury.
|North Staffs Institute of Mining 1934 d.docx
|| Statistics showing the returning prosperity to
the coal, iron and steel trades were given at the annual dinner last night
December 10th at the North Stafford Hotel, Stoke,
| Safety first 1935 d.docx
|| The annual report for 1935 of Mr W.J. Charlton,
Divisional Inspector of Mines for the North Western District, which includes
North Staffordshire is now issued.
|Holditch Coll Explosion 1937.doc
Colliery was known locally as Brymbo Pit. No.2 shaft was sunk in 1912 and No.1
|Extract from HMI of Mines 1939.docx
||This dust collector saves the application of
half a ton of stone dust per shift which counting the cost of the dust, wages
for distribution and retaining means £450 a year
|Mossfield Colliery Explosion 1940 JL.doc
||The explosion occurred shortly after 1a.m. on Thursday, 21st March 1940.
| Sneyd Colliery Explosion 1942 update.doc
||The tragic explosion occurred at 7.50 am. On January 1st 1942, 800 yards below
ground. The first report was that seven men were dead and fifty-one were
|Bevin Boys 1943 d.docx
||During W.W.2, theshortage of manpower in the mines resulted in the Ministry of Labour and National Service inaugurating a policy of drafting men of military age into the mines.
|Whitfield Fire 1948 - Copy.docx
||Three men were trapped
following an underground fire which broke out in the Hesketh pit of the NCB's
Whitfield colliery near Tunstall
| Dales Green colliery Explosion d 1953.doc
||One man killed and 6 injured, plus 20 ponies
suffocated. The neighbourhood of Kidsgrove was last night, Tuesday 16th
| Glebe Colliery Explosion 1963.doc
||Friday 14th June 1963 that three men died and several others had miraculous
escapes, two were treated at hospital for burns and shock in an underground
explosion at Glebe Colliery, Fenton last night.
|National Association of colliery Managers 1964.doc
It is not unusual,
in a presidential address, to review the coal industry of the past, and of the
present, with its ever increasing problems; and to contemplate upon its future by. R.(Dicky) Boote
| North Staffs Miners Wives UD.docx
all came together and formed a united front, and that was what was so wonderful
|Moving to North Staffs 1966 UD.doc
||I knew the pit was going to close and I had seen a booklet saying they wanted miners in Staffordshire.
|Citation for Citizen of year 2005.doc
||Dear Sir, I would like to propose John Lumsdon as
Stoke-on-Trent citizen of year for 2005.
| Florence colliery Profile update.docx
|| Florence Colliery was originall named after the eldest daughter of the Duke of Sutherland Three shafts were sunk from 1874 to 1916.
| Forence C P trial.docx
||2 Pics added
| Epitaph to
|On the 14th January 2009 our group lost not just a great
historian, but a good friend. Geoff Mould had been a member of our little
organization since the start.
| Silverdale Mining Memorial Garden.docx
|| Children of the Silverdale Community Primary School have created a memorial garden at their school. It was officially opened on the 7th October 2010.
| Dennis Skinner Book for W-S.1984 docx
|| We’ve lived long enough to be proved publicly right in the year-long miners’ Strike for Jobs of 1984-5. The release ofThatcher’s personal papers and Cabinet minutes confirm what we argued at the time: