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Silverwood Mine

Hollings Lane

Thrybergh

South Yorkshire England

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Occupations in Mines and related industries

A

Ambulanceman

B

Bal Maiden female mine worker

Banksman   in charge of the cages

Bank Manager  in charge of the cages

Basketman   emptied the baskets of coal  into  barges

Bearer  underground Worker

Bottomer  moved ore to the bottom of the shaft

Brakeman  pit head winch operator

C

Cageman

Certified Colliery Manager

Checkweighman checked coal weight

Chains

Chartered mining engineer

Civil Mining Engineer

Clay Carier   shot firers assistant

Cliper attached the rope to waggons underground 

Coal Backer carried coal sacks  to the coal wagons
Coal Burner  made charcoal
Coal Drawer  pushed  coal carts underground
Coal Heaver  unloaded coal

Coal Miner Ripper  Below
Coal Miner Filler

Coal Miners Head Lamp Keeper Above Ground
Coal Miner Hammer
Coal Miner Corporal
Coal Trimer Bottom

Coalman

Coal Merchant

Coal miner

Coal Higgler

Coal face worker 
Coal Runner worked coal carts underground
Coal Whiper offloaded coal from ships

Collier

Colliery Accountant

Colliery Deputy  Below Ground

Colliery Engine Stoker

Colliery Carter

Colliery Labourer Below Ground
Colliery Labourer Surface
Colliery Manager

Colliery Fireman

Colliery Labourer

Colliery Store Keeper

Colliery Stoker

Colliery Officer Underground
Colliery Tub Coupler
Colliery Engine Tenter

Coal broker

Coal Drawer moved coal carts underground

Coal Heaver  offloaded coal

Coke Drawer Coke Works

Colliery Labourer Above Ground
Colliery Labourer Below Ground
Coke Yard Labourer
Coal Loader Pit Top

Corporal in charge of Haulage on Wagonways

D

Day Pad Below Ground

Dogman  Managed haulage underground

Deputy

Deputy Manager Operations

Deputy Manager - Services

Deputy Coal Miner

Driver

E

Engineman managed ore machinery

Engineman below Ground

Electrician

F

Face Spokesman

Fitter

Filler

G

Gaffer Checked for dirt in coal tubs

Gas Manager checked for poisonous gas

Getter   coal face worker

H

Heading worker

Hewer coal face worker

Hurriers young girls employed as coal-drawers

Home coal deliveries

Haulage

I

J

Jagger  boy in charge of  train of trucks in coal mine

Jigger in Coalmine

K

Keeker colliery weighman

L

Lamp Cleaner At Colliery

Licenced Weigher at Colliery

Loco Driver pit top

M

Mechanical. Engineer

Medical Team

Mining Engineer

Miner Chesser

Manager

Method study engineer

N

O

Overman  official

P

Personnel Manager

Pick Sharpner At Coal Mine Surface

Pit Boy Coal

Pit Pony Driver Underground

Pitman coal miner

Punching Machine Worker Colliery
Pit Sinker
Pit Yard Labourer
Pit Carter

Pit top Baggin repairs

Platelayer At Colliery Underground

Powderhouse

Pump operator

Plumber

Prop Bobby  checked the pit props

Patty Driver

R

 

Redesman maintained  haulage ways

Roleyway Man  maintained  underground roadways

Rope Lad Under Ground

Roadman

S

Safety Officer

Shot Firer used Explosives to  blast in mines

Stover Top man of what was termed as a  butty partnership of miners

Shoeing Smith

Surfaceman

Surface scrubber

Stoneworker

 

T

Tail gate ripper

Trammer  young miner

Trapper opened and shut  doorways

Training Manager

Track Layer

 

U

Underground Engineer

Undermanager

Underviewer

V

Viewer Pit manager

W

Wailer  removed  impurities from coal

Wasteman- checked  for gas

Weighbridge

Wage Clerk

 

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