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Blackwell Colliery Co LTD


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My dad has a fantastic book with hundreds of pictures of the men who worked for Blackwell Colliery Co ( Alfreton, Blackwell A Winning, Blackwell B Winning, Shirland, Sutton) who fought in WW1 or died in WW1 and previously worked for the Colliery.

 

The book itself came from my Great Grandad who was on the committee.

 

I’ve attached a few examples there’s over 100 pages. I know quite often you never get a photo or much info so if anyone researching in the Derbyshire area are welcome to get in touch and I will check the book. My dad will not part with it.

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A bit from The British Newspaper Archive you may find interesting ,

From The Nottingham Journal, December 1910.

 

 

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The Sheffield Telegraph October, 1918.

 

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25th May 1917.

 

 

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Thank you for sharing - it is indeed very moving to see the photographs and to read ‘Let us now Praise Famous Men’

 

May I ask if there is an entry for James Green, R/10383, King’s Royal Rifles.

 

Barbara

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11 minutes ago, BarbaraG said:

Thank you for sharing - it is indeed very moving to see the photographs and to read ‘Let us now Praise Famous Men’

 

May I ask if there is an entry for James Green, R/10383, King’s Royal Rifles.

 

Barbara

 

Hi Barbara have just asked my dad and unfortunately not. I am also descended from Green. There are few in that cemetery at Blackwell. My Grandma was Sarah Green 1919 - 2002. Did James work at one of the Blackwell Co pits?

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I have attached details which I have started to research after I came across a reference following your enquiry re. Headstone St Werburgh, Blackwell.

 

 

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He was a possible family match so researched him, came across that note on his burial record about being gassed so dug a bit deeper. I have submitted  to cwgc about him as his pension record states gas poisoning. 

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