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SimonRL

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Posted: 05/03/2010 19:53:30
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Received the following email, and was wondering if anybody could provide any pointers. Flowers

have just discovered that my paternal grandmother lived in Chopwell , Havelock Terrace. I know absolutely nothing about this area, unfortunately. My interest is researching my ancestors. I would like to know if there are records of the people who worked down the mines, and how I can find out exactly which mines they would have been in. I have the names of 2 of my uncles who would have worked the mines Albert and Alexander Jackson and they were there in the years before and after the 1WW. Can anyone point me in the right direction please, I would be very grateful for any help.
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Dean Allison

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Posted: 06/03/2010 12:58:02
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If this is the Chopwell Colliery that is in County Durham, there is a monument in the village that lists the folk who worked there from 1898 to 1966 apparently. I havent seen it myself but I could try and get pics next time I am down that way. There is a list of some fatalities on this site too:

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Posted: 06/03/2010 19:22:57
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We get out christmas tree from 'Chopple' woods Big Grin IP: 129.234.178.55
Dean Allison

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Posted: 06/03/2010 19:46:47
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Do you live in Chopwell mate? If so any chance you could check that monument for those two names the person asked about? Would be interesting to have a look at it sometime. IP: 90.203.50.151
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Posted: 06/03/2010 20:36:18
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No, I live just outside of Durham City. If it wasn't term time I'd be out driving most nights and could of had a look.

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Posted: 06/03/2010 20:43:21
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Also, I recommend a book called "Days That Used to Be" by Stuart Bell. It's a novel about a town close to Chopwell during the late 50's, based around the strikes and that. Proper good book. IP: 129.234.178.55
ian S

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Posted: 07/03/2010 18:05:48
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I was up Chopwell on the drink last night, i've loads of friends up there so i'll set the ball rolling with the names and keep you posted

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Posted: 07/03/2010 22:45:06
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That would be great Ian. I would be interested in what you find out Thumb Up IP: 90.203.50.151
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Posted: 10/03/2010 19:40:30
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Still awaiting word back from my chums up in Notwell (as it's known), hopefully i'll have some info soon.

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