Silverwood Logo by John Doxey background photo Mick Carver1900 - 1994

Dedicated to the Miners of Silverwood

History of the Mine


Silverwood Mine

Hollings Lane


South Yorkshire England

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Main Photos Jonathan Dabs.





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[ A presentation made possible by the photos of George Johnson Ex Maltby Main Miner ]

The last building to remain standing at Silverwood, forlorn but not forgotten, this little building was the only shop at Silverwood. Despite its appearance the little shop was a major facility for the Miners, forgot your cigarettes, drink etc. Well the little shop was there, as the miners would probably agree a little lifesaver in the gloom.


Photo courtesy and copyright George Johnson

Mick Carver writes :- My great grandfather whose name was Cox  owned the tobacconist that was attached to the pit (I suppose it was more of a large shed! but it was still standing long after all the other buildings had gone. Every time I drove past I meant to take a photo of it but to my regret I never did ). His son George ran it through the war years and my dad would help out in the shop . My dad said that when the men came up the pit they would run across the road where they could buy 1 cig. He also said that they kept a lit candle on the counter for the men to light their cigs. I think the shop also had lockers to keep keys and money in.






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