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How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
Posted: 02/03/2018 20:50:05
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Evening all, how would I go about finding out employee names (and their role) for Auchengeich colliery in Scotland?

I am researching family history and, I know that my fathers grandfather (I think) worked at the mine in a (possible) managerial role. However details are a bit 'sketchy' and, sadly, no one alive in the family even knows/remembers his first name.

This would be before the disaster in 1959.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
Posted: 03/03/2018 20:02:34
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You may have come across it already, but the National Mining Museum Scotland have produced a guide to researching family history in the coal mining industry.

https://nationalminingmuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Tracing-Family-History.pdf

Well worth reading as it shows probably every possible place to look for information.
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How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
Posted: 04/03/2018 00:01:09
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Colliery Yearbook for 1956 lists W. Monaghan & A. Pettigrew as manager & undermanager respectively.
Don't know if it's any help but it's all the management usually listed in the yearbook.

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How would I find employement records for Auchengeich colliery?
Posted: 04/03/2018 14:58:24
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There are records held by the National Records of Scotland [ https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/ ] relating to Auchengeich colliery; mostly relating to the fire at the pit but there may be some of interest here:
http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=CB207&st=1&tc=y&tl=n&tn=n&tp=n&k=Auchengeich+colliery+&ko=p&r=&ro=s&df=&dt=&di=y

This include manpower/absenteeism and industrial relations records. The files are open access files

Detailed records of employment by the NCB are held by Iron Mountain on behalf of the government. I don't know the procedure for getting access but the Scottish Mining Museum gives the following contact details:

“Iron Mountain”
Rumer Hill Industrial Estate,
Rumer Hill Road,
Cannock,
WS11 8EX

Phone: 0844 264 1486

IP: 89.241.210.65
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