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THE NEWEY FAMILY
Presented by David Newey
My Granddad Benjamin Newey he came from Dalton and Benjamin Newey of Mexbrough was his uncle, My Granddad was married to Ethel Newey and he died at the age of 57 years old they had a big family, 11 children all in all and lived at 50 Osburton Street Dalton. He started work at Silverwood age 14 as a Driver in June 1928
Brian Newey ?age 30 living at 50 Osberton St Dalton signed on as a Collier August 1919.
The family were related to the Newey's of nearby Mexbrough who were shown on the 1901 census as
Alfred Newey 2 Yorks Mexbro Yorkshire West Riding Mexbro
My dad Bill Newey started at Silverwood colliery at the age of 14 years old and worked at Silverwood until he died suddenly in the station hotel at Parkgate aged 48 on Christmas eve1973. He became a foreman on the pit top at Silverwood and only then did he start to earn a decent wage, before that my dad brought up 9 children on £14.00 a week as a surface worker . The family lived at East Herringthorpe Rotherham.
When dad worked at Silverwood he was
very good at drawing, he would watch top managers go about their duties at
the pit and then dad would draw cartoon pictures of them.
he would put the drawing in such places as the baths and mess area's
although he did this other managers did see them and found them funny, and
they knew who had done the cartoon work.
He did a drawing of the colliery manager and put it in the hut dad used to
sit in, and I have recently been told that the drawing was still there till the day they closed
Silverwood. One of the lads that worked with dad on the pit top
retrieved it and took it home with him, he also told me dad was very well
liked and respected as a foreman on the pit top , he had been known to stand with a door open with just
his head poking around the door and bring his hand over his head and grab
his own hair and pull his head back and this I am told would have the lads
in stitches. I remember dad being very funny at home.
The two remaining brothers of my dad family are Arthur and Jack, both still live in the area.
My uncle's, cousins and great uncles worked at Silverwood colliery and if it had still been in production as a pit the Newey Lad would still be there I am 100% sure of that.
Other Newey's of Silverwood
William Newey (bill)
? Newey ? of 54 Osberton St Dalton
My great uncle Norman Foulks worked at Armthorpe for
some years and he was a miner. Uncle Norm as we call him lived at 20 Bassil
Ave Armthorpe till he died about 12 years ago he was a tall man, very
freshed faced, and he had one daughter.
My opinion of miners are that in the day's gone by they were men of humour, good hard working lads, and family men that knew their position in life, I take my hat off to every man in this country who have ever been miners or worked in collieries.
David would like to know how for back the Newey family lived in Dalton Rotherham. If you can help with any information please contact David.
Many thanks to David for adding his family here.
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