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A PRESENTATION BY SHEILA BRUNTNELL
A man who had started his working career as a blacksmith and through the years worked his way up into the Managers position at a colliery employing over three thousand workers
Born in Haughton Lancashire the son of Zachariah and Ann Wilshaw in 1881.
By 1891 George Wilshaw age ten is listed on the census of that year as a Blacksmith living at Gorton near Haughton in Lancashire. Ten years later he is listed on the 1901 census as a coalminer in Denton Lancashire, sadly in the intervening years he had lost his father.
George met his wife May [ Photo left ] and approximately in 1905 they were married, in the following years the couple had four children prior to 1911. It is believed the photo on the right below is of the Denton Buffalos and George is sitting front row on the left.
Approximately 1910 The Wilshaw's had moved to Yorkshire firstly to Dalton Brook where their youngest child was born. By 1911 the family are listed on the census living at 89 Whinney Hill Thrybergh and George is now a Colliery Deputy [ Probably at the Roundwood Mine] Living in the household is Fred Bennet George's brother in law listed as an underground haulage hand.
George is listed in The Mining
engineer: Volumes 53-54 Institution of Mining Engineers (Great Britain) 1917
Institute of Mining Engineers
F. Parker Rhodes was the company chairman, Directors included Sir Chas and Lady Ellis, Sir William Ellis and F. J. Dundas. The General manager's of Silverwood and Roundwood was Mr. A. Blenkinsop. Mr. H. Wright was the Collieries sales agent, Mr. F. H. Frost was the collieries secretary, Mr. W. H. Ball was manger of Silverwood and Mr. G. Wilshaw was the manager of Roundwood.
The Colliery guardian and journal of the coal and iron trades: Volume 136
In 1930 George is mentioned as manager of Silverwood in the The Colliery guardian and journal of the coal and iron trades,
The Colliery guardian and journal of the coal and iron trades: Volume 141 1930
In 1938 Silverwood was listed as Dalton Main Collieries Ltd., Rotherham Roundwood & Silverwood Thrybergh, nr. Rotherham manager G Wilshaw under-manager D Tuke with 2,439 men underground and 815 men on the surface.
Footnote by John:
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