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SITE TRIVIA

A page fill of mostly useless information for those of you like me who like reading trivia, if you would like to add some trivia here regarding Silverwood  then please do so. Silverwood Trivia

 

THE FIRST COLLIER IN THE AREA?

Magota Colyer [ The surname means Collier one who makes or sells charcoal ] is found living in Thrybergh in the14th century.

 

MINERS FROM SILVERWOOD WITH FAMOUS NAMESAKES

Edward Fox = Great British actor of stage and screen
Walter Scott = O/K our Silverwood miner doesn't have a Sir before his name like his famous namesake
John West = Our Silverwood miner mined coal and not tin, but his name is on a whole lot of tinned food
George Jones = Great American Country singer of the 1960's onward, one time husband of Tammy Wynette
Michael Rooney = I know its Mickey Rooney the actor but Michael is near enough for me
Michael Jordon = American Basketball player

Charlie Williams = Famous Yorkshire comic of the 1970's

James Wood = American actor

John Williams = Classical guitar player

James Brown = American soul singer
John Brown = American anti slavery activist 1800's

Sam Neil = Famous Australian actor who starred in Jurassic Park

Tom  Finney = Preston Lancashire football legend

James Burke =  science historian  born 1936 British author and TV producer.

John Ford = Great American Movie producer

Frank Bell =  Frank Bell the Horse whisperer with remarkable horse training techniques.

John Connor = Fictional lead character in the Terminator Movies

Joseph Smith = American Mormon leader, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

John Henry = The American legendary steel driving man who wanted to die with a hammer in his hand.

 


THE 10,000TH LINK

Henry Thomson a Stoneworker in 1925 was the actual 10,000th link to be added to site.

 

THE 20,000 LINK MAY 2007

The link from the site guide page to the tribute page for Stan Etchells was the actual 20, 000 link added to the site.

 

FIRST ON THE LIST

The first miner on the site miners list was Ike Doxey [ Well he was me Dad !]

 

THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY

There is one miner not on the miners list by request of his son who informs me his dad was not proud of his days at Silverwood!

 

THE MINER WHO DIDN'T SLEEP ON THE JOB

He never slept on the job because he was A. Wake who signed on at Silverwood around 1919.

 

THE NAME FOR THE JOB

Goes to A. Miner who signed on around 1920, no that was his name see, A. Miner, no, no, I know he was a miner but his last name wa' Miner see, and his first name initial wa' A, so he wa' A. Miner.

Other contenders

J. Collier
P. Collier
? Collier

Charlie Coals

Then we have one Ernest Silverwood Blacker who signed on in 1924, whose middle name was the same as the mine he worked at, and his last name was a fair description of how a miner looked when he had finished his shift.

 

THE OLDEST MAN TO SIGN ON

 The first place is held by Jas Boardman an unbelievable 67 years old who  signed on as a Collier in August 1919

Second place is held by  two men and they were Thomas Calladine and J. Waller both 63 years old when they signed on in August 1919, running third so far was Henry Copley  who was aged 61years when he signed on as a roadman in December 1925

 

THE YOUNGEST WORKER AT SILVERWOOD.

Found so far was in 1917 when Roy Nixon's father  was forced down the mine at the age of 12 by his stepfather

 

THE IGNORANT WEBMASTER

The webmaster of this site never worked down a mine, and knew very little about mining until he started this site!

 

86,000 VISITORS

According to the site service provider this site was visited by 86,000 individuals in the 18 months prior to June 2006 [ Thank you one and all ]

 

THE BASHFUL STAND ALONE COMPLAINER

Added to the 86,000 visitors above are over 100,000 who visited in previous years, out of all those I got one lady from Huddersfield who didn't like the site. Her email simply stated "Your Internet site is rubbish!" Something must have really upset her, it couldn't have been my spelling as she miss-spelt Huddersfield herself, I suspect she may have been a Maggie Thatcher fan. She didn't leave her name on the actual email, and declined my offer to post the entry if she would like to add her name.  It all goes to prove you can't win 'em all.

 

AMERICAN MINER

Thomas Hurst signed on at Silverwood in 1924  from America.

 

THE LOCOMOTION

William Mylett came to Silverwood from the "Little Eva" Colliery

 

NICKNAMES FOUND ON THE SITE

In no particular order.

Big Hat, Tweet, Ash , Abu, Nip, Staffy , Bidder, Tol, Dusty, Rover, Juddy, Car radiator face, Busted settee, fingers, Jacko, Tucker, Paddy, Titch, bobo, Ozzie, Top Cat, Sandy, Tommy Toddles,

 

THE FIRST QUERY

Sheila Khan sent in the first query to the site regarding the bravery award to Earnest Butler in 1935

 

REMEMBERING FRED

Could this be Freddy Trueman's [ The legendary English Bowler ] Dad, F. Trueman living at Micklebring and came to Silverwood in August 1923

 

THE LETTER WITH THE MOST

Goes to W on the miners list with at present 406 names starting with W, the 300th entry being Charles Williams.

 

MOST INTRIGUING ADDRESS

 Goes to Frank Page living at 4 Old Engine ? Greasbro in 1919, was he living in a train or was this the name of a Pub?

 

BEYOND 200

The 200th page on this site was added on the 4th January 2007 a presentation of photos by Stuart Tomlins named appropriately The Stuart Tomlins Collection

 

BEYOND 4,000

In June 2007 the miners list reached 4, 047 listings

 

FIRST AND LAST

Amongst the first miners at Silverwood was one George Willey around 1901, his descendant Fred Willey an Overman locked up the mine in 1994.

If you would like to add some trivia here regarding Silverwood  then please do so. Silverwood Trivia



 

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