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Silverwood Mine

Hollings Lane


South Yorkshire England

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Presented by Alf Evans




The photo above kindly sent in by Alf Evans shows the lads posing with an astonishing number of tonnage, and as Alf queries

" I wonder who managed to come up with that number 888888  ?????????".

Can anyone tell me the year, and also name the men on the photo above if you can please send me the details.

Many thanks for the photo Alf.


Julie Charnock writes:

"The numbers were the record amount of coal mined ....... it was 88 thousand 8 hundred and 88 tons in a week. This was in ? 89 give or take 1 year.
The chaps in the photo are Tony Lawson, manager. He is on the left in blue. Next to Tony was Alan Charnock My Hubby. The third from the left is Bobby Bighands :0)   (Bob) No idea of his real surname  name as it was his nickname .
The guy on the right in orange waving his hat is Steve Hart ( Blacksmith ) The guy knelt in the right side of the 8 is Terry Joyce ( Blacksmith)
The guy to the left of the middle 8 guy with the white helmet on is Adrian Harris ( surface engineer)"







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