1900 - 1994
Dedicated to the Miners of Silverwood
History of the Mine
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South Yorkshire England
Webmaster John Doxey
Main Photos Jonathan Dabs.
Additional content Mick Carver
|Facts, Stories and Features|
|The Price of Coal|
|Me N Thee|
|The Pit Shop|
|N. U. M.|
|Brass Band 2|
|Brass Band Drawing|
|Miners Welfare Club|
|Checks and Awards|
|Under Our Feet|
|Keep on the Sunnyside|
|The Managers House|
|The making of the Mine|
|History of the Mine|
|Listing of Miners|
|Where the Miners of Silverwood came from|
|Origins of Miners|
|Work and Leisure|
|Biographies and Tributes|
Facts, Stories and Features
|Legends from the Mine|
|Tales from the Mine|
|For Your Use|
A Tribute to Those That Served on the Committee's
By Mick Carver and John Doxey
Many of our families within a mining community back in the 20th century often found themselves in times of hardship, many families were often too proud to ask for help, however dire circumstances left them no choice but to accept help. Sickness and injuries sometimes resulting in loss of limbs were not uncommon. During wartime local parish councils would often help out those in need, but could not realistically support everyone within their parish in need of a helping hand.
Miners welfare clubs were established with a view to helping those members who required assistance, the committees of these clubs worked endlessly toward this.
The miners would contribute and fund raising was
carried out, visiting the sick in hospital taking small gifts and a bit of
cheer was just one of the duties employed. In short the men on the welfare
committees and their helpers gave much of their time in helping others.
J. MONAHAGHAN, M. MORGAN, L. GRIFFIN , and
the secretary L. HINCHCLIFFE.
I hope that the above children all recovered and remembered the kindness received.
The welfare clubs also assisted with Doctors bills and cost of transport to and from hospitals.
E. HARTLE , R. OWEN , H. PLOWS, L. MANN, J. BALL, J. HAIGH, M.
J.HAGUE, and R. MORAN.
I am using Ann's case as an example because in thanks
to the Cripples Aid Society the young lady composed a letter that emphasizes
just how much happiness, men like those listed above could bring not only to
individuals but also to the community as a whole.
Today 2006 the tradition is still carried on, registered as a charity in 1964 the welfare club is known as
THE SILVERWOOD MINERS AND OFFICIALS WELFARE
AND SOCIAL CLUB
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