Silverwood Logo by John Doxey background photo Mick Carver1900 - 1994

Dedicated to the Miners of Silverwood

History of the Mine

SIMPLY THE BEST

Silverwood Mine

Hollings Lane

Thrybergh

South Yorkshire England

Webmaster John Doxey

Main Photos Jonathan Dabs.

 

 

 

 

 

Home Page

Site Guide

HISTORY

The Shaft is Sunk

Dalton Mining Co

Early Years

1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

1919

Early Trains

The 1920's

War Memorial of 1923

1930's

Travelling to work

Coke Ovens

1940's

1947 Accident

1950's

The Blacking Mill

1966 Disaster

The Silverwood Disaster song

1970's

Mine improvements 1970

Journey to the Face

1980's

Loading Coal

Maps of Workings

1984 Strike

1984 Strike 2

The Miners Return

The 1985 Strike

One Million Tonnes

Silverwood Closure

Silverwood Closure 2

Final Years Photos

Stuart Tomlins Collection

Stuart Tomlins Collection 2

Stuart Tomlins Collection 3

Sunset on Silverwood

The Last Trains

Final Years

Final Years 2

Work After Silverwood

Silverwood 2007

Listing of Miners

The Colliers

Where the Miners of Silverwood came from

Origins of Miners

Work and Leisure

Working Life

Biographies and Tributes

Individuals

Facts, Stories and Features

Interesting facts

Legends from the Mine

Tales from the Mine

Mining Information

Mining Information

For Your Use

Students Page

Guest Book

Messages

Local Villages

Thrybergh

Ravenfield

Dalton

THE STUART TOMLINS COLLECTION pg. 2

GOODBYE SILVERWOOD

A Presentation by Stuart

In the early 1990's when Silverwood and many more mines were listed for closure Stuart Tomlin of the Shropshire Mining Trust and Hobbyist Mining Historian realised the importance of photographing these mines which were doomed to disappear.  So he ventured forth with his camera loaded and captured some of the last images of the majority of the mines.  The pictures of Silverwood were taken in the last few weeks of underground activity. The shafts were being stripped when Stuart was there ready for infill to take place.

He actually gained entry of the site and produced some marvelous images of the winding gears, complete with the operators, and also captured a shot of one of the mining industries oldest safety features, canaries used at Silverwood.

My thanks on behalf of everyone are extended to Stuart for sharing his historic photos here on the Silverwood site.

To learn more of Stuarts work visit here

Shropshire Mining Trust

http://shropshiremines.org.uk/smt/smtdisp/smtdisp.htm


Coal Mining in the Shrewsbury District Stuart Tomlins, SCMC Journal No.2

 http://shropshiremines.org.uk/bmd/shrewscf.htm

 

 

Photo courtesy and copyright Stuart Tomlins

 

Photo courtesy and copyright Stuart Tomlins

 

Photo courtesy and copyright Stuart Tomlins

 

 

Photo courtesy and copyright Stuart Tomlins

 

 

Photo courtesy and copyright Stuart Tomlins

 

Please note that the photos above are copyright Stuart Tomlins

Stuart Tomlins Collection pg 1

 

The Stuart Tomlins Collection pg 3

 



 

Top of Page

Email John Doxey

Click here to sign in and leave your commentsAll 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.L. http://johndoxey.100freemb.com/Silverwood/index.htm