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Rose Hill Colliery

 

Updated December 12, 2008 11:18 PM

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Samuel Scowcroft and Sons Ltd, Doe, Five Quarters, Trencherbone

1875 Feb 3rd About half past two o'clock this afternoon, a serious accident occurred at the Rose Hill Colliery, Manchester Rd, Two men, named Charles Ward, aged 40, of Kearsley, and Samuel Kniveton, aged 29, of Halshaw Moor, were engaged sinking at the bottom of the mine when a large quantity of roof or pit side fell in. Ward was struck on the head and thrown violently to the ground, and the earth rebounding struck Kniveton on the right leg. Assistance was quickly at hand, and the men were drawn to the bank, when it was found that Ward was so very seriously injured that he died almost immediately afterwards. His body was conveyed home. Dr Howarth arrived at the pit as soon as possible after the accident, but Ward was then dead. Kniveton was conveyed to the Infirmary where it was found that he has sustained a compound fracture of the right leg. As an aggravation of the calamity, Ward leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.

1904 July 3rd A fall of earth occurred and Thomas Branwood (23), a collier, of John Taylor Street, was engaged filling a tub of coal in the working place when a large piece of clod slipped off the coal and struck him on the head and the back of the neck as he was beat down. The clod was about three feet long and nine inches square and inflicted severe injuries to the poor fellow's hand. He was immediately attended by an ambulance man and conveyed with all despatch to the top, where the Fire Station ambulance removed him to the Infirmary. Before the institution was reached, however, Branwood had succumbed. The body was left in the Infirmary mortuary and the distressing facts have been reported to the Borough Coroner (Mr J. M. Rutter).

1948 July 17th. Coal Board planned to close Ladyshore Colliery, Little Lever. It was losing 12 bob for each ton of coal. But what would happen to the new £6,000 canteen?

 

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