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2 edition of history of the Whitwick Colliery (private) Railway found in the catalog.

history of the Whitwick Colliery (private) Railway

Clement Edwin Stretton

history of the Whitwick Colliery (private) Railway

a paper prepared for the Coalville meeting of the Permanent-Way Institution.

by Clement Edwin Stretton

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Published by [The Institution] in Coalville .
Written in English


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ContributionsPermanent-Way Institution.
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Open LibraryOL21413614M

As the name indicates, Coalville is a former coal mining town. The owner of Whitwick Colliery named his own hoe nearby "Coalville House". Coal has been mined in the area since mediæval times and mine workings from these times can be found on the Hough Mill site at Swannington near the Califat Colliery site. A life-sized horse gin has been built on the Hough Mill site and craters can be seen. Whitwick Colliery Mantle East Lane East Junction Snibston Colliery Coalville Junction Charnwood Forest Junction South Leicester Colliery New Lount Colliery Quarry Works Stainton Road Goods Ellistown Colliery Cloud Hill Quarry Tourist/other Snibston Discovery Museum: Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

English: Whitwick (pronounced "Wittick") is a village in Leicestershire, England and is an ancient parish which formerly included the equally historic villages of Thringstone and was an important manor in the Middle Ages, which once included Bardon and Markfield, parts of Hugglescote, Donington l.e. Heath, Ratby, Bocheston, Newtown Unthank and ce of: village, civil parish. James Edward Davies - Whitwick Colliery Disaster Hello, My name is Charlotte Davies, for the past couple of years I have being trying to trace my family tree and since finding out that I had relatives that died in the Whitwick Colliery Disaster in I have being trying to .

Librarian Note: There is more than one author by this name in the Goodreads database. George Smith () was a manager of the Whitwick Colliery Company Tileries in Leicestershire, England during the nineteenth century, who campaigned against industrial child labour.5/5(1). Colliery Row, Whitwell (): two blocks, each of 12 houses for colliery workmen - rent 9/4d. per week. Renamed 'Parkway'. Colliery Row, Hodthorpe (): 27 brick built houses, in blocks of 9 separated by 'gennels'- rents approx. 6s. per week. The houses were all of the same style, two rooms up and two down, with an attic.


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History of the Whitwick Colliery (private) Railway by Clement Edwin Stretton Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Colliery Guardian magazine reported on Whitwick Colliery in October, At this time coal was being wound from Nos. 2 and 5 shafts and No.6 shaft – the “New Pit”. Winding – The No.2 and No.5 shafts were 9 feet diameter with a single cage being wound in each shaft.

One winding engine situated between the shafts served both shafts. WHITWICK. Coalville, Leicestershire. 19th. April, Whitwick Colliery was the property of the Whitwick Colliery Company who had worked the mine for along time. The colliery consisted of a number of shafts which worked two seams of coal, the Lower Main at yards and the Upper Main at years.

In the Long Lane (Whitwick) colliery shaft was sunk by William STENSON. In the s the town could boast of several large collieries. There was a mining disaster at Whitwick's Number Five Pit on 19 April 35 men died in an underground fire. The mine closed shortly after. More details on The Coal Mining History Resource Centre.

The colliery was the property of the Whitwick Colliery Company who had worked the mine for a long time. The colliery consisted of a number of shafts which worked two seams of coal, the Lower Main at yards and the Upper Main at years.

The fire which caused the deaths of 35 men and boys occurred in the Upper Main Seam. For more details, select a book title or front cover. Banded Together - The Whitwick Colliery Disaster in Part 1.

Price: £ It is the story of the victims of the Whitwick Colliery Disaster which is told in this book. Not only those who were killed but also of those who waited at. Whitwick is a village in Leicestershire, and this short booklet provides a very short introduction to the history of the colliery that was opened on the outskirts of the village in Whitwick subsequently became a colliery village, and coal mining continued at Whitwick until the pit finally closed in Whitwick is in Leicestershire, and a colliery was opened on the outskirts of the village in But in the colliery was the scene of a terrible mining disaster when 35 miners lost their lives (the youngest victim was only 13 years old!).

Increased quantities of coal under Swannington were worked after by the Whitwick and Snibston Collieries, but there was a notable revival of colliery development in the area after History The surgery's history dates back to the beginnings of the NHS in and moved from the Old London Road site to this purpose built surgery in The surgery stands on what used to be the old Whitwick Colliery site.

Book details. Price: £ It is the story of the victims of the Whitwick Colliery Disaster which is told in this book. Not only those who were killed but also of those who waited at the pithead only to discover that they must carry on alone.

The Whitwick Colliery Disaster was the worst disaster in the history of Leicestershire mining. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

History. Coalville is a product of the Industrial its name indicates, it is a former coal mining town and was a centre of the coal-mining district of north Leicestershire.

It has been suggested that the name may derive from the name of the house belonging to the founder of Whitwick Colliery: 'Coalville House'.However, conclusive evidence is a report in the Leicester Chronicle of District: North West Leicestershire. The Whitwick Colliery Disaster of was the worst mining accident to happen in Leicestershire.

On Ap 35 miners lost their lives when an Author: Jane Goddard. WHITWICK COLLIERY. Joined Leicestershire Senior League Western Division Joined Birmingham & District League Rejoined Leicestershire Senior League Leicestershire Senior League Champions Relegated to Division Two Left Leicestershire Senior League SEASON LEAGUE P W D L F A P POS LEICS-W 18 4 2 12 33 66 10 9/10 LEICS.

The sinking of the first shafts at Whitwick Colliery by William Stenson that brought into existence the town of Coalville. The company was registered on 20 August. Robert Stephenson and Co supplied tandem compound rotative engines.

One of the largest rotative pumps measuring feet from the flywheel tip to the end of the pump bobs. Whitwick Colliery Co. Ltd. Warning: This is not intended to be an exhaustive history of the company, but an indication of the changes of ownership and the links between companies and directors in those companies.

The company may own other properties etc. and there may have been other changes of ownership etc. for which we currently do not have. June - On 29th June the History Group were led by Sue of the Whitwick Historical Group (as well as of the U3A History Group) on a historic walk of Whitwick.

We were entertained with many facts about the fascinating history of Whitwick as we walked in the sun. In local government, Coalville Urban Sanitary District was created. In local government, Coalville Urban Sanitary District was abolished and Coalville Urban District created. A fire underground at Whitwick colliery led to the deaths of 35 men.

Whitwick Colliery was opened on the outskirts of the parish by the engineer William Stenson near Long Lane inprecipitating a massive expansion and development of this industry across the north west of Leicestershire.

Though coal mining on this scale was only a major concern in Whitwick for a century and a half - a relatively short period. The Whitwick Colliery Disaster: New Evidence from the Diary of the Coalville and District Miners' Association C P Griffin 21 Reports J Goodacre 33 Leicestershire and Rutland Local History Societies 36 Book Reviews Mrs H E Broughton, J Goodacre, Mrs G K Long.

These pictures show what it was like to work in a coal mine in Leicestershire. Crowds waiting for news at No 5 pit in April as news of the Whitwick Colliery mining disaster spread.Information, history photographs (current and archive) and documents for Desford Coal Colliery.

Photos of Desford Coal Colliery Upload Archive/Historic Photos!Grew up in Whitwick from 3 years old (Silver Street) to 19 (Green Lane) in the shadow of the gasworks!

Dad was Ray who worked at Snibston Colliery and mother Ivy who worked at [email protected] Grieves, sister Kaye. I remember the band forming up outside our house on remembrance sunday.