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GEORGE THOMAS DAVIES

Presented by Bill Mulhearn

 

 

 

George Thomas Davies was born in Birkenhead Cheshire in 1873, he had moved to Burtonwood Lancashire by 1895 with his wife Alice who was born in Haydock Lancashire. The couple had four children born in Burtonwood David born 1895,  Hilda born 1902, Percy born 1905,  and Eveline born 1906.

In 1906 the family moved to Thrybergh where their son Stanley was born in 1907, and their daughter was born in 1909. By 1911 the family is listed as living at 24 Abell St. Whinney Hill Thrybergh

George in 1911 was working at Silverwood as a Coal miner Hewer below ground and his son David also working at Silverwood is listed as a Rope Hand below ground.

David Davies married in Aylesbury and enlisted in the 1914-18 war.

In 1925 George is listed as a Colliery surface worker, sadly this is the year that he lost his wife Alice who passed away on the 14th of December 1925

 

 

 

THE FAMILY OF GEORGE

 

 

 

David Davies age 25 living at 24 Abell St signed on as an Haulageman previously worked on Railway

William Davies age 23 living at 24 Abell St signed on as a Stoneworker approx. 1927previously worked on Surface, I presume this is a nephew perhaps of George


 

 George's son Percy[  pictured left ]worked at Silverwood but this was after his marriage and he moved to Vale Road.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Percy Davies pictured left with the team that won the Senior all-Yorkshire Wood Shield for first aid which apparently was only won the once by Silverwood

To attain this award teams throughout Yorkshire would take part in constant competitions against other Yorkshire collieries, judged by Doctors until a particular team had outpointed all others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Mulhearn 2011

 

 

Many thanks to Bill for the above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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