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regarding mining, or trying to find someone, then leave a message here.
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Message pages do work, you may not get an immediate response, but the chances are in favour of getting a response.
Huddersfield Town F. C. who are preparing a centenary celebration in 2008. The Publication Committee are seeking information on past players of the club for inclusion in a tribute.
We now have two players from Thrybergh listed with Huddersfield and it is thought that there may be others from the area who also played with Huddersfield. Information sought on the players includes Birth, Place of Birth, Death, place of Death, Parents, and any relevant information regarding their football careers.
If you have any information regarding the above please contact Alan Hodgson AJH@aaooo.wanadoo.co.uk
Joanna Walkington email@example.com
HI my name is Rosalie Walkington and as I am getting on in years I am trying to find out information on my grandad who worked at the Silverwood pit (I think) my mother referred to it as the "Widows Pit". She was very close chested about how he died and when but I believe that it was down the pit and that he was 37 at the time. My gran said that she got £500 compensation because it was too dangerous to bring the bodies up so they just closed off the seam. His name was Alfred Blyton and I think that he was a foreman. I want my children and grandchildren to see what prices were paid by their ancestors to feed their families and to keep others who were better heeled warm! I want them to be proud of their line. I hope you can help.
Mick Carver Mick.Carver@betafence.com
Over the past few months I have been trying to find out all I can about the Blytons of Greasborough and then blow me they are on the site. [ THIS SITE] The thing is my great great grandfather William Thomas Carver who was born in Swinderby in 1852 lodged with the Blytons in the 1871 census( I have the census) and Elizabeth Blyton was from Swinderby this is still a very small village so my first thoughts were that Elizabeth could be Williams sister. (I now think she was Elizabeth Carnell) But even stranger is that I went cycling around Swinderby and the grave yard is full of Blytons so I wondered if there is another connection.
Michael Knight email:
Don Portman Snr. firstname.lastname@example.org researching Henry James Glynn I would like to know if he worked in the Silverwood mine?
John Haynes John.Haynes@trw.com I am trying to trace my father's employment as coal miner. His name was Sidney Haynes. He lived at 20 Melbourne Avenue, in Bolton on Dearne from the fifties during the sixties, seventies & eighties. I believe he worked at Hickleton Main. Is there any web site you may know of that I can visit to trace his employment history? RSVP
George D. Johnson. Maltby email@example.com
I have been searching for a book containing all the names of those killed in the Maltby gas explosion in July 1923, I understand one exists containing a few pages with information I require, can anyone help ?
Mike Glennon email: firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to hear from anyone who worked at Kilnhurst Colliery.
Now living with the softies of the South of England and showing them what a
real graffter looks like. Born and Bred on School Street in Thrybergh, by the side of the railway line
that ran up to Silverwood Colliery, moved to St Leonards ave in 1969 into flats
at the bottom end by the school field, so it was just a hop to school for me,
left comp in 1974 and went straight to Silverwood as an Apprentice Fitter
(surface then underground) left in 1986 now residing in Bognor Regis in West
Sussex, but even now I still miss my roots and I think I will till the end of
Can you help ?.
At sometime in the history of the mine
the shafts at Silverwood developed a problem leaving the men below no option
other than walk to Roundwood pit bottom and emerge from their shift there. What
year was this? Also what went wrong with the shafts at Silverwood?
Does anyone remember J. Bingham who was a member of the Rescue team at Silverwood, he retired around 1948.
Helena Linstead email@example.com.
Hello there , I hope you don't mind me getting in touch , My father , Charles Linstead worked at Silverwood Pit and I have to find out the years he was there, I'm not sure which road to go down and I wondered if you could help, or anyone reading this, if they knew dad or worked with him.
Please get in touch with me on this email address
Thank you so much, Helena
Barry Atton firstname.lastname@example.org
Can anyone help, trying to find information about my fathers death at grange pit. His name was Jack Atton age was 28,and the date of the accident was 22nd. June 1949 I think another person was also killed in the accident
Lynda Napper email@example.com
Mining has played a huge role in my life going back many, many generations. I am currently researching my own family history and would like to know if you have info regarding New Stubbin where my great grandfather Charles Thomas Bartholomew worked?
Irene Conroy firstname.lastname@example.org
My father was from Wath on Dearn.Do you know
which pit he and his family would have worked in around
Wath? Can you help
Ivan & Penny Hyslop email@example.com
Hi, have come across your site while looking for any information on
"Dalton Main Smash". While I am a New Zealander, my wife was born in
Thrybergh, and her mother has recently died in her 94th year. Amongst her treasures is an old postcard with the above caption, and shows
an overturned rail carriage on a railway line which appears to cross a
causeway and join another line in the distance. My wife's grandfather James Slater apparently worked for the railway at
Silverwood colliery for many years from aprox. 1910 to 1940. She also
remembers some story about a rail crash which it was claimed her
grandfather had some responsibility, but apparently absolved on enquiry.
Interested to hear from anyone with information regarding the accident,
My Great grandfather Reginald Kelsall died in the 1966 disaster. If anyone has any information on him or any pictures, then please get in touch. I would love to hear more about a man I sadly never got a chance to meet. Bobbie
Nicki Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to hear from anyone who
knows anyone in my family. My maternal grandfather was WILLIAM MCGOWAN who
worked at Silverwood pit married CONNIE and they had seven children Peter,
Michael, Kevin, Sylvia, Maureen, Jennifer and my mum MARGARET.
David Baggaley email@example.com
I am seeking information on Arthur Baggaley (1927) does anyone have any further details.
Nigel Blanchard firstname.lastname@example.org
hi, I am trying to find any one who knew my grandfathers ,Levi Coxon who worked at Silverwood until the late 50s any info would be well appreciated.
For those of you researching family here is a link to a site with all the links you need.
All information on this site is correct to the extent of my knowledge,
should you spot an error please let me know and that error will be