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Pollington Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 02/01/2010 22:55:34
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can anyone tell me anything about this mine. I have a photograph of the large lump of coal taken from it but cannot find any more information IP: 195.93.21.73
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Posted: 03/01/2010 11:17:51
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Hi there, I have something somewhere on this and will get back to you... I may have a map of the colliery. Smile

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Posted: 03/01/2010 13:32:41
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I have been searching for seems like many years but keep hitting a brick wall. I do know that my relations, three of them, are in the picture by the name of WILLIAMSON.

I have been told several things about this picture which were wrong - date given as 1927, then 1924 but the last being 1903 must be right as it is on its partner photograph. The coal was for an exhibition but do not know where and cannot find any reference to it.

No one seems to know anything about the mine workers at the time, cannot find mine records.

Have you any thoughts of where records if any would be held. It has been something I cannot solve and getting very stuck.

Thankyou once again,
Ruth

I have just uploaded two photograph of the Pollington coal.
IP: 195.93.21.73 Edited: 03/01/2010 14:02:20 by ruthybtait
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Posted: 03/01/2010 15:56:04
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Ruth it was near Brinsley and I have put two maps on for you circa 1900... just gonna have a look if I have anything in my archive for the place.

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Posted: 03/01/2010 16:09:58
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As at 1896 the mine was employing 371 Underground, 54 at Surface and was working the Deep Soft and Deep Hard Seams for both Household and Manufacturing Coals.
JHW Laverick was the manager and the under manager was William Wright.

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Posted: 03/01/2010 17:43:21
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Just searched and found your request elsewhere, silly me. Blush Big Grin IP: 86.31.40.1 Edited: 03/01/2010 17:48:17 by Morlock
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Posted: 03/01/2010 18:02:18
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Hi, thankyou for that.

It just seems no matter where I try it keeps hitting a brick wall. I have tried several times to get information but to no avail. You would think there would be something about where this coal went as it is a significant size.

Something out there must be available, some sort of record of this event. Also records of the workers at the mine, list of names.

Any ideas of where, if any, these records could be.

Thankyou once again for having a search with this.

Ruth
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Posted: 03/01/2010 18:12:16
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To be honest Ruth this one has flummoxed... I have found a few refs yet considering its a biggish mine for the era there is nothing in my books to date I can find.. however i have a friend who may be able to help from Loscoe.

UKcoal should have records of capping closure shafts etc but as for the guys in the pics I doubt it. It was not uncommon for these lumps to be dug out and I have seen other pics from this area of a similar nature...

Back to the books!

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Posted: 03/01/2010 18:22:47
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The Lump of Coal wieghted more than four Tonnes and was raised in the summer of 1903.
The Lump was wound up the 150 yard shaft on sunday 21st June, special cage alterations had to be made whilst it was wound end on.

The Pit was owned by the James Oakes Company and the lump of Coal had been hewn to a special order for a Colliery exhibition in London later that year.

The Pit closed in the 1920's
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Posted: 03/01/2010 19:26:59
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Is there much in tha way of pics of the colliery as unusually there is nowt!!

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Posted: 03/01/2010 19:59:29
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I have never seen any other pictures or photographs in relation to this mine.There just is nothing that comes up when I try and do a search except for what I have already posted in the past.

This seems to be a very difficult one for information.

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Posted: 16/07/2011 13:47:35
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Both my Grandfathers worked at Pollington. i.e. John Swain. & James Haddon. Grandfather James was the undermanager & when Pollington wasnearing its closure he was transferred to Pye Hill Colly: as undermanager. Grandfather John lived in a cottage alongside the railway tracg for polington & it was burnt down due to sparks from the Colly: Locomtive setting fire to the Thatched rooves. I am still trying to locate photos & dates etc: My mother was born in this cottage 1886. Ant more info: I gather I will forward. James Haddon (Now 90 & living in Kimberley, Notts: IP: 86.157.17.5
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Posted: 16/07/2011 13:50:18
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Both my Grandfathers worked at Pollington. i.e. John Swain. & James Haddon. Grandfather James was the undermanager & when Pollington was nearing its closure he was transferred to Pye Hill Colly: as undermanager. Grandfather John lived in a cottage alongside the railway track for polington & it was burnt down due to sparks from the Colly: Locomotive setting fire to the Thatched roof. I am still trying to locate photos & dates etc: My mother was born in this cottage 1886. Ant more info: I gather I will forward. James Haddon (Now 90 & living in Kimberley, Notts: (rectified my mistakes) IP: 86.157.17.5
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Pollington Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 14/06/2017 14:04:17
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Hi Ruth, I am searching for information about Pollington mine, my great granddad died in this mine in 1910, his name was Ernest Foxholmes, I believe that his son also Ernest Foxholmes may have worked there too. what caught my interest about your post was the name Williamson, Ernest Foxholme's grandaughter Lily Knighton Foxholmes married an Edward Williamson in 1923. I was wondering of you have any more information about the mine or the Williamsons, thanks. IP: 109.158.131.148
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Pollington Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 18/06/2017 13:25:14
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To find more info on Pollington Colliery, go to Fionn Taylors website, search for HealeyHero. It is a site devoted to mine rescue but Fionn has put a shed load more stuff on it. The section to look for is Robert (Bob) Bradley's history of coal mining in the East Midlands. It covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire coal mining activities. I am not sure of the best method to search for events at a single colliery. If you know the year the colliery closed then you can search for that year or be like me and plod through the lot. I find it amusing that Pollington was a Butterley pit in the middle of Barber Walker territory. Odds on for Pollington sending a rake of fulls past Barber Walker Head Office first thing every morning. Regards Phil.
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