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Seeking Albert Nichols
Posted: 22/09/2009 09:54:58
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Recevied the following enquiry, can anybody provide any pointers?

i live in Australia and i am trying to find out what happened to a relative of mine who worked at the golborne pit in 1927 it is said he died in a mining accident about 1927 his name was Albert Nichols.so far i have been unable to find any record of him or mine employees of the time if you could help in any way .he was albert nichols his wife was fanny they had several children and the children were split up after his death they lived at the golden lion ashton now known as the nags head

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Posted: 22/09/2009 12:09:17
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If he died in or as a result of a mining accident then my first suggestion for somewhere to look would be the Coal Mining History Resource Centre's website at [web link], on the mining accidents database. Having had a quick check under the name given, the year, and the pit I couldn't find anything but I'd guess variations of spelling or a wrong date can easily throw this. I'd also suggest this person tries contacting the local archive covering this area (Greater Manchester?) as they'll have things like parish and coroners records which might provide more info. Unless they were visiting the UK they'd need to pay the archive to do some searching for them so I'd strongly advise checking as many facts as possible before requesting any searching.


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Posted: 22/09/2009 12:12:10
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