1900 - 1994
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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
Charlie Williams = Famous Yorkshire comic of the 1970's
James Wood = American actor
John Williams = Classical guitar player
James Burke = science historian born 1936 British author and TV producer.
John Ford = Great American Movie producer
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.
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.
Then we have one
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
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!
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.
Thomas Hurst signed on at Silverwood in 1924 from America.
William Mylett came to Silverwood from the "Little Eva" Colliery
NICKNAMES FOUND ON THE SITE
In no particular order.
Big Hat, Tweet, Ash , Abu,
Could this be Freddy Trueman's [ The legendary English Bowler ] Dad,
MOST INTRIGUING ADDRESS
Goes to Frank Page living at 4 Old Engine ? Greasbro
If you would like to add some trivia here regarding Silverwood then please do so. Silverwood Trivia
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should you spot an error please let me know and that error will be