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Extensive fall of roof at Seafield Colliery, Fife

Great Britain. Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries.

Extensive fall of roof at Seafield Colliery, Fife

report on the causes of, and circumstances attending, the extensive fall of roof which occurred at Seafield Colliery, Fife on 10 May 1973

by Great Britain. Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries.

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal mines and mining -- Great Britain -- Accidents.

  • Edition Notes

    Four col. plans in portfolio.

    Statementby J.W. Calder, H.M. Chief Inspector of Mines and Quarries.
    SeriesCmnd.5485
    ContributionsCalder, James William.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN311
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2v.(iv,28p.,4p. of plates) ;
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15565792M
    ISBN 100101548508
    OCLC/WorldCa16232782

    List of Fife Pits,Memorial book,Places of Interest,Historical Notes on the Pits. The life of a miner is a dangerous occupation. From the moment he sets foot in the cage to descend to his work, he is in constant danger of a violent death, or of injury that will render life a burden to him. Cairns and Simpson, colliery owners, Merrystow - wages book and (CS96/44) Dryden Colliery - daybooks (CS96/57) Green Coalwork Company - business and sales books (CS96/, and ) The CS96 Court of Session productions, c, are printed by the List and Index Society ().

    3. The Tragedy of Nottinghamshire. THE FLYING PICKETS in Scotland, Wales and Durham set the strike on solid ground, but Yorkshire pickets took the offensive. They weren’t prepared to sit and wait for the next NUM executive meeting to order a national ballot.   "It's been part of our community for so long. Mining has been part of West Fife going back to the 11th century." 'End of an era' Representatives of the National Union of Miners described the decision as a "devastating blow". George Lang, 37, from Clackmannan, said it was "the end of an era".

      The mourners heard how Jocky spent three years in the Royal Scots before working at Seafield Colliery. He took up darts after going to the pub and . - Sixty-one-year old Robert Taylor was a forestry worker in the Dechmont woods in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. On the morning of Friday, November 9, , he and his red setter were doing duty in the forest when he was shocked to see a UFO hovering above the ground. The object was totally motionless, and silent. All at once, two small spheres came from the object.


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Extensive fall of roof at Seafield Colliery, Fife by Great Britain. Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Seafield Colliery was in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on the colliery was started on 12 Fife book and was opened in On 10 Mayfive men were killed when a roof collapsed. Despite it being said that it had a life of years, with millions of tons, much of the coal being deep under the bed of the Firth of Forth, Seafield Colliery was closed in Site Name Seafield Colliery.

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned) Canmore ID Site Number NT28NE NGR NT NGR Description Centred NT Council Fife Parish Kinghorn Former Region Fife Former District Kirkcaldy Former County Fife Archaeology Notes.

Seafield Colliery (Accident) I deeply regret to inform the House that at about 7 p.m. yesterday there was a large fall of roof in a steeply inclined powered support long-wall face beneath the Firth of Forth at the Seafield colliery.

Nine men were trapped. Mr Willie Hamilton, Fife West. Book Your Ad; Courier Travel; Account Options. Seafield Colliery. Fife ‘Scottish independence inevitable’, says Britain’s recently retired last Communist councillor. Sunk inthe Frances quickly grew to become a hugely important link in the chain of large pits which formed the famous Fife Coalfield.

Known locally as "The Dubbie", from the associated "Dubbie Braes", Frances became part of the Fife Coal Company's operations in July and subsequently passed into National Coal Board hands when coal production was nationalised on 1st Views: K.

Four of the presentation plates portray individual collieries - Valleyfield, Comrie, Michael and Seafield - while two focus on composite themes, detailing Fife and Cowdenbeath mines.

A seventh in the mining series commemorates Fife's role in the miners' strike. The Seafield plate - Iain's final design - was available in   Calder, J.W. ()Extensive Fall of Roof at Seafield Colliery, Fife, Department of Trade and Industry Report, Cmnd.

HMSO, London. Google Scholar Carr, F. and Wilson, A.H. () A new approach to the design of multi-entry developments for retreat longwall mining, in First International Conference on Stability in Underground Mining Cited by: NT29NE 8 centred For adjacent Thornton railway marshalling yard, see NT29NE (Location cited as NT - centred on winding tower No.1).

ROTHES Colliery. Signs of Seafield colliery. The area of the colliery has now been redeveloped for housing, but traces of its past can be seen in the ruined coal staithe and the patterns of coal dust on the beach. It was one of his final wishes, however, that others should be told of the colliery folk he loved so well.

That is why this book has come about. FOREWORD. I only want to be known as the Unknown Miner because I'm just an ordinary working man whose name would really mean very little to anyone outside Fife.

We are a registered Scottish charity founded in when the Frances Colliery in Dysart closed down. Our aims are to assist the student of mining history in Fife, the researcher of local history, the family historian, and to conduct interviews both audio and video for future references.

Fife Pit Fatality - An accident occurred yesterday in the Fife Coal Company's No. 11 pit, Lumphinnans Colliery, by which George Duff (28), a miner, who resided in Main Street, Lumphinnans, was killed, The accident was due to a fall of stone from the roof. [Scotsman 26 January ].

Townhill and Appin Colliery - parish of Dunfermline, county of Fife. - (Dunfermline Coal Company). No Mr. Hopper, manager: The quantity of hands employed by the Dunfermline Coal Company at this present time do not exceed 84 under my control, and these are wrought in the day.

The last 4 collieries to close in this area were: Frances (), Seafield (), Lochhead () & Victoria () Collieries after Nationalisation in Colliery Location Opened Closed Aitken Kelty March Balgonie Coaltown of Wemyss February Benarty Kelty October Bowhill Cardensen June The route of the railway and the site of the Elgin Colliery are shown in a map in Chalmers' book, Historical and Statistical Account of Dunfermline.

Photographs are available online of where the railway was. An map shows a brewery at the west end of the Country: Scotland. Skip to main content. About Places Records Transcribe Contact. Seafield Colliery. Whitwell Colliery had 20 managers during its life.

The first one, Richard Enos Jones, was the longest serving (25 years). From tothe same manager was responsible for both Whitwell and Steetley but in ,Mr H.J. Atkinson left Whitwell Colliery (although retaining his role as Agent to the Shireoaks Colliery Company) to manage.

Valleyfield consists of High Valleyfield and Low Valleyfield which are neighbouring villages in Fife, Scotland, midway between Dunfermline and Valleyfield is on the shore of the Firth of Forth, High Valleyfield on the ridge immediately to the north.

The population of High Valleyfield was 2, in the Census; separate figures for the smaller settlement of Low. Comrie Colliery opened in and the large-scale bing became noticeable on maps from the s and 60s. The pit closed in and almost all. The National Mining Museum Scotland, previously known as the Scottish Mining Museum, can be found beside the A7 in Newtongrange, three miles south of the Edinburgh bypass.

It is Scotland's national museum for the coal mining industry, and provides a home for a number of important national collections as well as caring for the above-ground remains of the Lady Victoria Colliery. View details for: Reference No. ; Title: COMRIE.

Colliery: Description: New plans lodged for Comrie Colliery. Date published: 19/12/ Photo: No.The National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers, by Mr.

J. Hill, General Secretary of the Scottish Area, with Mr. W. McKibbon, Assistant Secretary, Mr. M. Hynds, Executive Council Member for the Fife Area, and Mr. W. Shaw, President of the Michael Colliery Branch.View details for: Reference No. ; Title: FIFE COAL COMPANY. Hill of Beath Colliery: Description: Disaster occurred at the Engine Pit when 7 men were suffocated by carbonic oxide.