1900 - 1994
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|Silverwood Closure 2|
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FACTS AND STORIES
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MESSAGES pg 2
Have a question
regarding mining, or trying to find someone, then leave a message here.
For those of you replying to a message simply contact the person who
posted the message.
Message pages do work, you may not get an immediate response, but the chances are in favour of getting a response. As an example the second message on page 1 received a reply in under two weeks.
Iris Watson email@example.com
My dads name was Frank Rogers DOB 17.6.13 and he passed away 24.12.1965. He worked at Tinsley Park Colliery and then Nunnery Colliery. I am seeking information on both mines, and also anyone who remembers my Dad.
Many thanks Iris.
Barry Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on coal mining around the Morley East Ardsley area of west Yorkshire both my Grandfather were miners and would have worked in the mines around 1900. I understand the area was dotted with lots of small Mines. Any information would be well received. Barry Holt
Dave Vicars email@example.com
Seeking information on Albert Rowbotham,
Albert was born in Swinton on the 15th of March
1899 his parents were William Henry Rowbotham and Mary Ann Firth. I have
copies of all the Census records and his birth Certificate, he was my Grandfathers
eldest Brother. I am still trying to find out about Albert after
1918 as he dose not appear on the electoral register.
John Lee I have found an old Silverwood brass sign [ See sign Silverwood Signs] I am trying to track down where it has come from, I found this website and was hoping someone could help me? I would be very grateful.
The SILVERWOOD sign is not a very big sign: 16 inches long, 2 1/2 inches deep, and it is made from brass. I found it at a scrap yard in Cornwall, England. The sign just says SILVERWOOD. There are no other markings that I can find on the front or back.
John at firstname.lastname@example.org
T.J. TOOMEY email@example.com
Hi To Everybody
Mick Carver Mick.Carver@betafence.com
I would like to hear from any children of Sister Adshead who worked at Silverwood, the thing is I have a photo of me and my 2 sister and a girl who I am sure was Sister Adshead’s daughter.
Ed Durham firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Ernest Durham. although I've been known
for years as Ed (after my initials). I was born in Abel Street in December
1935. I now live in Norfolk having retired in 1989 after 36 years in the
Frank and Margaret Jones previously of Dalton Brook
Hi First of all I would like to say that the Silverwood Colliery Web Site is fabulous and very interesting. I am currently trying to research some family history regarding my late father in law and his father who was a miner at Silverwood Colliery. We have been told the gentleman we are trying to trace was killed in an accident at the pit and wondered if there is a list of accidents and casualties. We believe the accident took place somewhere around 1928 give or take a year or two. Any advice you could give regarding where to search would be appreciated. Thank you in anticipation Linda Mitchell. The person I am trying to trace is George Mitchell.
Nicola Jones NJ2400@aol.com
David Newey DavidNewey07@aol.com
My Newey family lived in Dalton Osberton Street and Saville Street for some years, my dad was Bill Newey foreman at Silverwood and passed away age 48, 24.12/1973 his dad was Ben Newey, his Mother Ethel Newey, I would like to know how for back the Newey family lived in Dalton Rotherham.
If anyone can help with Alan's search please contact him on the above email address. John
Lydia Hibbert nee Furness email@example.com Feb 2008
Does anyone remember my mother and father Frank they lived in Thrybergh in the 1940's my mum was a midwife and my dad worked as an electrician at Silverwood I think they lived on Whinney Hill
Chris Woodhead firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm trying to trace my ancestors and came upon your sites relating to the collieries of South Yorkshire. My grandfather's brother, Jack Woodhead, (baptized John) born 05.05.1887, worked at Harworth Colliery during part of his adult life. Are you able to point me in the right direction where I might find out more information about him please? Many thanks, Chris Woodhead
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