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BY IAN BRAMELD
My Uncle George Mosley was born in 1900 and became a miner when he left school, I'm not sure what year he started at Silverwood, but he eventually became an underground worker there.
George was named after his father who can be found age seven in 1881 with his family as follows.
Joseph Mosley Head M Male 35 Ecclesfield, York, England Engine Tenter
By 1901 George above was married and living at Treeton, and his son George [ My Uncle ] was one year old.
George Mosley 27 Yorks Eccles Field W Riding Of York Treeton Colliery Engine Fitter
My Uncle George like many young men enlisted in the forces during the first world war and can be seen on the photo above which was taken in 1918, he is the marine on the right .
After the war he married
Florence Shirtliffe who was the sister of my mother. George
Mosely was born in Canklow, Rotherham. His wife, Florence, (Florrie) was
born in The Ickles which is almost adjacent to Canklow which was within
the parish of Whiston was originally developed for housing pit managers
and deputies. That would have been Rotherham Main Colliery I think.
Rotherham Advertiser 1947
FALL OF COAL AT SILVERWOOD COLLIERY
My Auntie Florence Mosely is still in my memories and I can still recall seeing her walking down Doncaster road to visit us as she always did once per week on her half day off from Muntus' stores. That was when I first learned of my uncle's death when I was only about 7 or 8 years old.
© Ian Brameld. 2007
Many thanks to Ian for adding George's story here
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