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Silverwood Mine

Hollings Lane


South Yorkshire England

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Now known as Milburn House the property above was built to house the pit manager in the early part of the 20th century. The first resident was William Henry Ball

 William Henry and Rhoda Ball both of whom were born in Hoyland West Barnsley.  In 1901 the family were living at Flimby Cumberland   where his father was a colliery Manager. Henry's father was to become a manager at Roundwood Colliery by 1908, and later manager at Silverwood, and the family became residents of Milburn House Hollings Lane Thrybergh. His son

Henry  Ball was born in  Dosthill West Tomworth Warwickshire, 1916 found Henry as a Lieutenant in the 3rd Bn Royal Engineers, and with his mining knowledge was in the Secondary Unit  attd. 160th Tunnelling Coy. East Yorkshire Regiment.  On the 13th of September 1916 age 21 Henry was killed in action.

The house is located at the intersection of Hollings Lane and Vale Road Thrybergh, and the location became known as Balls corner by locals. Since the last manager to reside there left, the house has exchanged ownership a couple of times, it became a drinking establishment known as The Royal Oak. Then was sold and  under new ownership became a hotel and given its original name back which is Milburn House.


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