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

Webmaster John Doxey

Main Photos Jonathan Dabs.

Additional content Mick Carver







Home Page
Site Guide
Facts, Stories and Features
Silverwood Comments
The Price of Coal
Me N Thee
The Pit Shop
N. U. M.
Brass Band
Brass Band 2
Brass Band Drawing
Miners Welfare Club
Silverwood Welfare
Silverwood Signs
Checks and Awards
Silverwood Memories
Miners Interest
Under Our Feet
Silverwood Row
Keep on the Sunnyside
The Managers House
Silverwood Accidents
Tales from the Mine
The making of the Mine
History of the Mine
Listing of Miners
The Colliers
Where the Miners of Silverwood came from
Origins of Miners
Work and Leisure
Working Life
Biographies and Tributes

Facts, Stories and Features

Interesting facts
Legends from the Mine
Tales from the Mine
For Researchers
Mining Information
For Your Use
Students Page
Guest Book
Local Villages


A Presentation by Jonathan Dabs and John Doxey


Photo courtesy Jonathan Dabs


Looking up the hill towards Ravenfield





Built for the Mine Deputies around 1906 and standing on Hollings Lane between the mine and Ravenfield, no excuses for being late for the men who lived in them, the mine was but a few hundred yards away. The houses were the same style as those built in Dalton and Thrybergh.


The Browne family arrived from Wigan into the new house in 1906 , James his wife Lavinia and son Harry . They had six more children at Silverwood: Lesley, Joe, Nora (1912), John (1914), Thomas, and Robert. Family story.

One of the earliest residents also was Joseph Benson in 1909 his daughter Mildred Benson attended the then newly erected Whinney Hill School at Thrybergh, and then transferred to Ravenfield School in that year

Fred Kelham lived at number 22 in 1919 his occupation was listed as M, so he may have been a Mechanic

F. F. Barker age 28 lived in one of the houses in 1920

R. Clark  is listed as living at The green Silverwood in 1920 
Albert Briggs a shotfirer lived at number 11in 1921

A young J. Wagstaff  age 14 was living at number 17 working in the West Pit in   1921

H. Lee living at number  26  was a Office worker at the mine in 1922

L. Hickman lived at number 5 in 1922 and may have been a lodger as he signed on as a Stoneworker in this year.  
George Cole a Lower lived at  number 7 in 1923
Living at number 10 in 1924 were the Nixon Family Walter a Collier and his son Dennis who was a Driver
At number 16 were the Uttley brothers U. Utley ? who had been a Deputy but signed on as a shotfirer in 1921, whilst Vincent Uttley was a Deputy in 1923
Walter Wardle was living in one of the houses in 1923.



Photo courtesy Jonathan Dabs


Looking down towards Silverwood Mine

Photos Jonathan Dabs Text and formatting John Doxey



If you know of others who lived here please send their names




Top of Page

Email John Doxey

Click here to sign in and leave your comments 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 corrected.
All text and pages as formatted and presented on this site Copyright John Doxey, and may not be reproduced without consent
Photos, and information Copyright to Primary Sources where applicable

Site URL.