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Mining at Hunsworth /Bradford
Posted: 30/12/2012 13:35:06
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I am engaged in collecting information on the once extensive coal and ironstone mining of this area which has been badly neglected. The minerals were used by the world famous Victorian Low Moor vand Bowling Ironworks. This latest report is based on the mines around Hunsworth and East Bierley. It makes interesting reading. It can be acessed at:
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/5245623/mining-at-hunsworth-866k?da=y.
Any comments would be appreciated
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Woodcocks of Low Moor Iron Works
Posted: 06/03/2013 16:40:52
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Here is a puzzle. My father's middle name is Woodcock, and the story has it that his great-great-maybe another great-grandfather named Kellett married a girl who's father worked/owned the Low Moor Iron works. The father did not appreciate this marriage, disowned his daughter and they left for America. I've read the Charles Dodsworth article which mentions a number of Woodcocks and I've tried to trace birth, death, marrige records, and maybe its a Mary J Woodcock born 1858 and Charles Kellett born 1857.

Is there a way to get employment records of Low Moor Iron works, or contact Charles Dodsworth, or B. Thorp.

Anyway, Thanks for any help
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Posted: 08/03/2013 12:06:25
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Hi
I have read your email with interest but I cannot really help.
I digitised the work of Mr. Dodsworth and it is on my website www.ironworks.talktalk.net(Reports section). The name Woodcock does indeed appear.
Mr Dodsworth is an old man difficult to contact I doubt if he would be of any assistance.
I have run search of mining deaths from the cmhrc web site and found:Job Kellet aged 48 killed 1867 in a mining accident.
The records of Low Moor Ironworks were destroyed when the firm went into liquidation
Please do not hesitate to contact me again
On my website there is a Prezi video which shows the blast furnaces
Brian
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Posted: 09/03/2013 14:54:50
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Hi
just out on interest I have done a search on Low Moor and America. I knew that there was an iron works of that name in America. What the search did turn up was the fantastic reputation of Low Moor and Bowling in America in the 19th century. the American railway engine wheels were shod with iron from Bradford. I have just read a Congressional Address of 1841 in which Low Moor is mentioned. There must have been strong links and it strikes me that this gives credence to your idea and opens up more possibilities to follow. Perhaps the couple were sent to America as by Low Moor or perhaps they had technically sensitive information to trade.
Just an idea
Brian
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Posted: 29/12/2016 19:24:46
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This link now claims that the original content is no-longer available. Is there an alternative?

Thanks

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Posted: 09/09/2020 08:52:29
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www.ironworks.talktalk.net no longer seems to exist. Anyone know if that info has been transferred to another website anywhere else? IP: 90.250.187.142
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Mining at Hunsworth /Bradford
Posted: 10/09/2020 21:38:32
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Seems to have disappeared completely.

In fact, I can't find any of Brian (btironman aka Ironworks) Thorp's excellently researched work and maps anywhere on the web.

Cheers
IP: 87.150.66.154 Edited: 10/09/2020 21:39:12 by Yorkshireman
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Posted: 10/09/2020 22:16:02
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snmob20 wrote:

www.ironworks.talktalk.net no longer seems to exist. Anyone know if that info has been transferred to another website anywhere else?


Goto http://web.archive.org/ and enter the address above. There is some archive material there from as late as 2018. Strongly suggest you grab a copy and sort out details like copyright etc later after putting it somewhere safe.

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