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THE ORIGINS OF SILVERWOOD MINERS

ROTHERHAM MAIN COLLIERY

 

The men below worked at Rotherham Main Colliery before signing on at Silverwood. The men who worked on the Silkstone seam are noted.  Where a miners entry has a link [ more ] , that link will take you to further information on that miner.

Please note that some street names occurred in different localities, as in Doncaster Road which could be in Rotherham, Dalton, Thrybergh, or Hooton Roberts.

School Street can be Thrybergh or Eastwood Rotherham.

 

Where locality is known it will be recorded below. If you know of the locality of a street below that has no locality named please contact me so the list can be completed.  Some Street Locations are listed here [ This site ]

 

The list is in a timeframe format per month and year The month and year is when they left Rotherham Main Colliery  and signed on at Silverwood.

 

Please note there is a protection on these pages containing the list.

 

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Rotherham Main Colliery was owned by John Brown and Co who also owned Atlas Steel and Iron Works, at nearby Sheffield. The Colliery was located at Canklow and was sunk in 1890. There were several seams worked which were Haigh Moor seam, Parkgate seam, Silkstone seam, High Hazel seam, and Barnsley seam . The colliery ceased to operate in 1954.

Located in Canklow, about 2 miles south of Rotherham the Rotherham Main Colliery was established on the site of an ancient crossing of the river set below the crags on which were Canklow Woods, an ancient woodland area.
The first shaft was commenced in 1890 with the pit going into production in 1894. The owners of the colliery and later the coke ovens and by-products plant were Sheffield-based steel makers John Brown and Company who also built houses for their workers and a school for the children of the colliers. The colliery had problems, the area was prone to flooding but prior to World War One it employed around 2,000 miners. Following the General Strike in 1926 the colliery was virtually closed and needed just 300 employees to maintain it.
The colliery closed in 1954 and nowadays there are no signs of its existence, the last of what did remain being swept away under a road scheme which followed the Rother Valley linking the town's relief road to the M1 via Rother Way to Junction 33.
The Railway Connection
The colliery was linked to the main railway network by a branch line from the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at a junction known as "Rotherham Main", situated about 3/4 mile on the Sheffield side of Rotherham Central.

 

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1923

 

E. Stacey age 25 living at 16 St Bedes Terrace signed on as a Driver September 1923 Rmc {see above}
John Henry Friend age 41 living at 51 Arthur St Thornhill signed on as a Collier October 1923 Rmc
George Henry Williams age 39 living at 43 Armer St signed on as a Stoneworker October 1923 Rotherham main {see above}
Joseph Henry Brownlow age 31 living at 8 Monk St signed on as a ? October 1923 Rotherham main {see above}
John Henry Molland age 48 living at 11 Forge Lane signed on as a Stoneworker October 1923 Rmc {see above}
S. Earp age 17 living at 24 Horace St signed on as a Stoneworker October 1923 Rmc {see above}
George Fitzgibbon age 49 living at 154 Sheffield Rd signed on as a Stoneworker October 1923 Rotherham main {see above}

John Mclaughlin age 28 living at 31 Abell St Thrybergh signed on as a Stoneworker November 1923 Rmc silkstone

J. Williams age 49 living at 393 Doncaster Rd Eastwood signed on as a Collier December 1923 Rmc

 

1924

 

J. Newey ? age 51 living at 31 Lindley St signed on as a Collier January 1924 Rmc  {see above}
W J Robinson age 48 living at 137 St Annes Rd Rotherham signed on as a Collier January 1924 Rmc
A. Phillips ? age 41living at 28 Hatherley Rd Tinsley signed on as a Pit bottom worker January 1924 Rmc silkstone
Norman Earnshaw age 16 living at18 Hollis Cottage Moorgate signed on as a Driver January 1924 Rmc
Henry N James ? age 24 living at 49 Eldon Rd Eastwood signed on as a Stoneworker January 1924 Rmc silkstone
Arthur H Hudson age 40 living at 85 Selbourne St signed on as a Collier January 1924 Rmc silkstone  {see above}
W. Denies ? age 24 living at 31 Shaftsbury Square signed on as a Ropeman January 1924 Rmc silkstone  {see above}
William Charles Moore age 20 living at 23 Devonshire St signed on as a Stoneworker February 1924 Rmc  {see above}
J. Robinson age 30 living at 12 Doncaster Place Eastdean signed on as a Stoneworker February 1924 Rmc?
George Clare age 28 living at 6 Truro Place signed on as a Stoneworker February 1924 Rotherham main {see above}
Daniel Newton age 32 living at 8 North St Thornhill signed on as a Collier March 1924 Rmc silkstone
J. Longhton ? age 30 living at 46 & 16 Wellgate Rotherham signed on as a Collier March 1924 Rmc silkstone
Walter Taylor age 23 living at 23 Coke Lane signed on as a Filler March 1924 Rmc  {see above}
Harry Foster age 21 living at 156 Meadowbank Rd signed on as a Filler March 1924 Rmc  {see above}
Thomas Flatly age 23 living at 42 Primrose Hill signed on as a Stoneworker March 1924 Rmc {see above}
J. Evison age 20 living at 49 Croft House Moorgate signed on as a Rope worker April 1924 Rmc
Albert F Adams age 25 living at 233 St Annes Rd Rotherham signed on as a Stoneworker April 1924
Harvey L Broadbent age 30 living at 65 Claremont St signed on as a Corporal May 1924 {see above}
James Quinn ? age 24 living at 27 Mount Pleasant signed on as a Driver June 1924 {see above}
Oscar Bullens age 34 living at 70 Drummond St signed on as a Stoneworker June 1924 from Silkstone  {see above}
N. ? Elsey age 31 living at 66 Rawmarsh Rd signed on as a Collier July 1924 from Silkstone {see above}
H D ?Daynes age 27 living at 18 Sydney St signed on as a Collier July 1924 from Rmc silkstone {see above}
John Hinchcliffe age 45 living at 37 Lindley St signed on as a Collier August 1924 {see above}
Ernest Shaw age 32 living at 4 Dixon St signed on as a Collier August 1924  {see above}
William E Haythorne age 27 living at 11 Abel St Thrybergh signed on as a Stoneworker August 1924
V. Reynolds age 32 living at 257 Greasboro Rd signed on as a Collier September 1924 {see above}
Fred Longden age 18 living at 51Peartree Rd Parkgate signed on as a Driver September 1924
Mathew Moxon ? age 19 living at 12 Lyndhurst Place signed on as a Stoneworker September 1924
George Barber age 54 living at 57 Nottingham St signed on as a Stoneworker September1924 previously at Silkstone

William Hutchinson age 33 living at 28 Church St Rawmarsh signed on as a Collier October 1924
Fred Twitees age28 living at 10 Snail Hill signed on as a Stoneworker November 1924 {see above}
H. Maiden age 17 living at 5 Victoria Rd Parkgate signed on as a Driver November 1924
Charles Hoyle age 28 living at 31Benfield Place Greasbro ?signed on as a Stoneworker November 1924
John Bradshaw age 34 living at 3 Lindum Place signed on as a Collier November 1924 {see above}
Willie Senior age 27 living at 6 Canclow Cottage signed on as a Stoneworker December 1924 {see above}
J. Hudson age 15 living at 85 Selbourne St signed on as a Driver December 1924 {see above}
Eli Fellows age 22 living at 20 Cross St Thrybergh signed on as a Fitter December 1924

 

1925

 

William Thomas Leese age 53 living at 92 ?? William Rd Eastwood signed on as a Collier January 1925
Ernest Montgomery age 46 living at 66 Frederick St signed on as a Collier February 1925 previously at Silkstone
Robert Morgan age 15 living at 87 Eastwood Ave signed on as a Driver March 1925
Robert Varey age 23 living at 3 Hall St signed on as a Stoneworker March 1925
George Tidy age 19 living at 4 Wheathill ? Place signed on as a Ropeman March 1925
Benjamin Angel age 30 living at 8 Foye ? Lane signed on as a Fitter March 1925
Arthur Ashwood age 25 living at 11 ? ? Buton Yard signed on as a Fitter March 1925
Thomas Cant age 25 living at 4 Monk ? St signed on as a Stoneworker April 1925
Joseph Studmore age 23 living at 36 West Ave Rawmarsh signed on as a Collier April 1925
A H Charley age18 living at 45 Westgate signed on as a Driver May 1925
Alfred Edward Graham age 28 living at 13 Harper St signed on as a Stoneworker June 1925 previously at Silkstone
Frank Flintham ? age 29 living at 166 Greasbro St signed on as a Stoneworker June 1925
William Marsden age 31 living at 54 Greasbro Rd signed on as a Stoneworker June 1925
Alonza Kemp age 28 living at  141 Eastwood Lane signed on as a Collier June1925

Garry Littlewood age 34 living at 14 Old Hill Wellgate signed on as a Stoneworker August 1925
Thomas Flatley age 25 living at 42 Primrose Hill signed on as a Collier September 1925

H. Wortley 30 living at 57 Grosvenor Rd signed on as a Collier in October 1925
Fred? Ward age 52 living at 33 Abell St Thrybergh signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1925

 

1926

John Tattersall age 55 living at 49 Croft House Moorgate? signed on as a Collier February 1926
Frank Thomson age 26 living at 139 Nottingham St signed on as a Stoneworker February 1926
John Moore age 16 living at 11 Vine St signed on as a Driver March 1926 {see above}
Albert King age 17 living at 34 Dalton Lane signed on as a Driver March 1926
C. Lindley age 32 living at 19 Mansfield Rd signed on as a Collier in March 1926
? A. Mitchell ? age 40 living at 76 Rawmarsh Hill signed on as a Collier March 1926
Arthur James Reynolds age 25 living at 49 Lindley St signed on as a Stoneworker April 1926 previously at Silkstone  {see above}
William Robert Hamblin age 48 living at 58 Bramwell ?Rd signed on as a Collier April 1926 {see above}
Archibald Siddall age 40 living at 2 Searby Yd ? Rawmarsh signed on as a Stoneworker April 1926 previously at  Silkstone
Albert Nichols age 15 living at 28 Kenneth ? St signed on as a Haulageman September 1926 {see above}
John James Mahoney age 19 living at 32 Hardy St signed on as a Driver September 1926 {see above}
John Brennan age 22 living at 20 Cross St Thrybergh signed on as a Stoneworker September 1926
J R A Stanley age 22 living at 5 Selbourne St signed on as a Stoneworker in December 1926

 

1927

 

Edwin ?Tinker ? age 14 living at 31 Kelvin St Dalton signed on as a Chainworker January 1927
George Wood age 39 living at 12 Harper St signed on as a Collier in January 1927
Edward Thackery age 15 living at 1 East Crescent Sunnyside signed on as a ? February 1927
Richard White age 29 living at 132 Greasbro Rd signed on as a Collier March 1927 previously at Silkstone {see above}
Bernard Brotherton age 33 living at 13 Pottery St Rawmarsh signed on as a Collier March 1927 previously at Rmc Silkstone
Harry Arbery age 32 living at 15 Garden Lane Masbro signed on as a Collier March 1927
Thomas Smithurst ?age33 living at Back of 19 High St Rotherham signed on as a Stoneworker in March 1927
K Hemmingway age 21 living at 240 Canclow Rd signed on as a Stoneworker in March 1927
Albert J Longden age 33 living at 45 Dalton Lane Dalton signed on as a Stoneworker in April 1927
G. Cohen age 36 living at 88 Ellis? St Brinsworth signed on as a Stoneworker in April 1927
Percy B Wright age 27 living at 4 St Michaels Terrace signed on as a Mechanic in May 1927
Peter Mallard? age 25 living at 22 Howard Rd Bramley signed on as a Collier in May 1927
Alfred Preston age 18 living at 21 Greasbro Rd signed on as a Haulageman in June 1927

Harry Coleman age 21 living at 44 Holmes Lane signed on as a Stoneworker August 1927 previously at Rmc Silkstone
G W Mansell age 21 living at 6 Wadsworth Rd Bramley signed on as a Stoneworker in August 1927
Andrew Jones age 27 living at 33 Albert St signed on as a Stoneworker in August 1927
Willie John Jones age 35 living at 37 Albert St signed on as a Stoneworker in August 1927
Samuel Nuttall age 35 living at 19 Lyndhurst Place signed on as a Stoneworker in August 1927
Edwin Hill age 26 living at 102 Devonshire St signed on as a Stoneworker in August 1927
John Wooton age38 106 Atlas St Canclow signed on as a Collier in August 1927
George Metcalfe age 34 living at 10 North St signed on as a Stoneworker  in August 1927
W. A. Edmunds age 33 living at    15 Regent St Holmes signed on as a Stoneworker in August 1927{see above}
William Henry Jones age 38 living at 7 ? signed on as a Stoneworker  August 1927 previously at Silkstone {see above}
Fred Davis age 37 living at 64 Charles St signed on as a Collier September 1927 previously at Silkstone {see above}
John Drew age 43 living at 3 Mowbray St signed on as a Collier September 1927 previously at Silkstone {see above}
William Halliwell age 29 living at 35 Park Grove Bramley signed on as a Collier September 1927 previously at  Silkstone
Joseph Laithwait age 30 living at 27 Bentley Rd signed on as a Collier September 1927 previously at Silkstone {see above}
George W Roebuck age 23 living at 26 Westgate signed on as a Haulageman September 1927 previously at Silkstone
John Staley age 15 living at 35 The Crescent West Sunnyside signed on as a Driver in September 1927
C. T. Count age 46 living at 4 Rother Rd Canclow signed on as a Collier in September 1927
Thomas Hulme age 39 living at 20 Saville St Dalton signed on as a Collier in September 1927

Alfred Taylor age 30 living at 44 College Rd signed on as a Stoneworker September 1927
George Bourne age 32 living at 32 St Johns Ave signed on as a Stoneworker in September 1927
Sam Mansell? age 47 living at 20 New Zealand ? signed on as a Collier October 1927 {see above}

George Lindley ? age 35 living at 29 Primrose Hill signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1927
John Porter ? age 22 living at 20 Chemist Lane signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1927
Laurence Maguire ? age 33 living at 84 Greasbro St signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1927
Robert Swaby age 55 living at 98 Eastwood Lane signed on as a Collier in October 1927
B. Gannon ? age 37 living at 20 Oak Terrace signed on as a Collier in October 1927
Reuben Moore age 27 living at 34 Harper St signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1927
James J Devicott age 52 living at 33 Wortley Rd signed on as a Collier in October 1927
Cyril Chas Royston age27living at 10 Canclow Wood Canclow signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1927
William Hamstead age 35 iving at 19 Hodder St Parkgate signed on as a Stoneworker in October 1927
Albert Green age 32 living at 17 Albert St signed on as a Collier in October 1927
H. W. Parkin age 26 living at 21 Wheathill ? Sy signed on as a Collier in October 1927
W. Cleary age 48 living at 12 Shaftbury Square signed on as a ? in October 1927
G. H. Coleman (x his mark) age 56 living at 42 Arthur St signed on as a Collier in November 1927
Thomas G Boothroyd ? age 54 living at 37 Bradgate Rd signed on as a Collier in November 1927
Fergus Bardsley age 44 living at 64 Pitt St signed on as a Collier in November 1927

 

 

1928

 

Martin Garvey ? age 28 living at 5 Orchard St Masboro signed on as a Stoneworker in January 1928

Samuel Nettle? age 27 living at 14 Shaftsbury Ave signed on as a Stoneworker February 1928 previously at Silkstone {see above}

Harold Turner age 15 living at 4 Square West Sunnyside signed on as a Driver in February 1928
Thomas Mulan ? age 50 living at 5 Baptist Chapel Lane signed on as a Collier in February 1928
Aeron Clark age 47 living at 220 Doncaster Rd signed on as a Stoneworker February 1928 previously at Silkstone {see above}
John Percy Devine age 22 living at 47 Clifton Ave signed on as a Stoneworker February 1928 previously at Silkstone {see above}
Wilfred Slack age 16 living at 18 Hope St Thornhill signed on as a ? March 1928 previously at Silkstone

Patrick Kennedy age 28 living at 71 Grosvenor Rd signed on as a Stoneworker in March 1928
Fred Turner age 14 living at 4 Square West Sunnyside signed on as a Driver in March 1928
E W Walker age 15 living at 150 Greasbro Rd signed on as a Driver April 1928 {see above}

William Henry Wootton age 16 living at 24 Primrose Hill signed on as a Haulageman in April 1928
Thomas Kent age 23 living at 25 Kelvin St Dalton signed on as a ? in April 1928
Walter Bennett age 16 living at 92 Brinsworth St signed on as a Stoneworker in April 1928
W. Rowbottom age 16 living at 15 Mount St signed on as a Driver in April 1928
William Henry Farney ?age 17 living at 11 Charles St signed on as a Driver in April 1928
Benny Kemp age 18 living at 20 ?? Place signed on as a Driver June 1928 {see above}
Arthur Hughes age 15 living at 18 Field Place Greasbro Rd signed on as a Driver June1928 previously at Rmc Silkstone {see above}
George Green age 26 living at 150 Dunon St ?signed on as a Stoneworker June1928 previously at Rmc Silkstone {see above}

James Morgan age19 living at   250 Sheffiled Rd signed on as a Fitter in June 1928

John W James age 21living at 5 ?? Greasboro Rd signed on as a Fitter in June 1928
S R Upstone age 18 living at 20 Shrewsbury Terrace signed on as a Driver in June 1928
C H Jackson age 19 living at 180 Meadowbank Rd signed on as a Driver in June 1928
T H Ward age 26 living at 62 Canclow Crofts Canclow signed on as a Stoneworker  in June1928
A. Allen age 18 living a 3?? Rawmarsh Rd signed on as a Driver in June 1928
George Davies age 21 living at 126 Park St Masbro signed on as a Haulageman July 1928 previously at Silkstone
Bernard Mullins age 29 living at 9 Wood View Place Canclow signed on as Stoneworker July 1928
? Squires age 24 living at 20 Dover Place ? Masbro signed on as a Stoneworker July 1928
G. W. Fellow ? age 20 living at 36 Shaftsbury Rd signed on as a Driver July 1928 {see above}
John Kennie ? age 50 living at 4 Princess St signed on as a Stoneworker July 1928 previously at Rmc Silkstone {see above}
Alfred Clements age 18 living at 58 Hardy St signed on as a Haulageman July 1928 Rmc Silkstone {see above}
J R Jackson age 21 living at 100 Hardy St signed on as a ? July 1928 previously at Rmc Silkstone {see above}
Arthur Parker age 18 living at 7 Thomas St Masbro signed on as a Stoneworker July 1928 previously at  Silkstone
Ernest H. James age 17 living at 5? signed on as a Driver July 1928 previously at Rmc Silkstone {see above}
William Edgar Wick age 48 living at 97 Henley Grove Masbro signed on as a Stoneworker July 1928 previously at  Silkstone
Harold Frost age 15 living at 2 Thomas St ? Masboro signed on as a Driver July 1928 previously at Silkstone {see above}
Arthur Marriott age 33 living at 43 Chaple St signed on as a Driver July 1928 previously at Silkstone {see above}
Ernest Morley age 22 living at 15 Warden St signed on as a Collier July 1928 previously at Silkstone {see above}
Wilfred Raleigh ? age 28 living at 46 ? signed on as a Collier August 1928 {see above}
William D. Hincliffe? age 46 living at 8 Doncaster Rd signed on as a Stoneworker August 1928 {see above}
Leonard W. Barlow age 36 living at 12 East Vale Drive Thrybergh signed on as a Collier September 1928[ more ]
James Thompson age 15 living at 63 ? signed on as a Driver September 1928 {see above}
Wilfred Hern? age 28 living at 42 Howard Rd Bramley signed on as a Stoneworker September 1928

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