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Posted: 08/09/2020 08:34:28
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my father started work at the fair lady in1924 as a pony driver. he was asked to assist the private firm of surveyors who did the quarterly surveys. He was encouraged to go to night school to study surveying. After gaining his qualifications he was unable to get a position in staffordshire and was saving to leave the industry when he was asked to attend an interview at Kersley colliery. He was appointed surveyor.
In 1943 the board told him to get a First class ticket which he did and was appointed manager back dated 2 years. He was manager until 1959.
I followed my fathers footsteps starting at Binley colliery in 1955. In 1963 I was on the diploma course at Stoke and was lucky to go on a visit to the Fair Lady to see the pillar & stall working.
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Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

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Posted: 08/09/2020 09:06:50
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I dont know how you feel seeing it all wiped away. There are only a handful of sites in my area i know about with anything remaining, and they will probably eventually be cleared.



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Posted: 08/09/2020 19:29:00
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Hi Roy, I think that you call the end of the British Coal mining scene progress!
No doubt instigated by a PM who had an axe to grind, and unfortunately the miner’s had a leader who was so full of his own importance, that he would not allow a national ballot.
What I find so surprising is that locally even the opencast mines have closed!
I am fully aware that this age we lived through was a complete non starting event, with no eventual resurgence of coal mining!
It is all extremely depressing but no doubt byte country has learnt something?,
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