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New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« on: Wednesday 15 August 12 23:42 BST (UK) »
My great grandfather George Taylor b1876 died in a pit accident on January 25th 1905 (New Brancepeth Colliery) aged just 29.  he left a widow - margaret and three boys, Robert, George and John.  The death is recorded on the Durham Mining Museum website and I have details.  The death may have been included in the Durham Weekly Advertiser or another local newspaper at the time.  I have looked on the newspaper archive website to no avail.  can any one advise how or where i might be able to find articles about this death?  Or even a death notice in a local paper?  he lived at 21 Old Row Willington at the time of his death.

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Angela



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Re: New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 August 12 11:04 BST (UK) »
It is very unlikely you will find out any more details than are on the Mining Museum site, which gives a full description of how he was killed. Have you seen http://www.dmm2.org.uk/individ1/i11686.htm

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Re: New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 August 12 12:08 BST (UK) »
thank you for the link Stan,

yes, I got all that and even acquired the gravestone image etc.  I contacted the Durham Record Office who in turn told me that there had been an article in the local paper - Durham Weekly Advertiser but I cannot locate archives of that paper?

Thanks again

Angela


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Re: New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 August 12 20:59 BST (UK) »
Angela,libraries (as you may already know) sometimes have old newspapers on microfilm so it might be worth contacting some of the libraries that are local to that area to find out what they have.

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Re: New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 August 12 23:05 BST (UK) »
If I was you I would get in touch with the Darlington Library, asking if The Northern Echo had a death notice or even the Durham Advertiser series as these are now done at the Echo.
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Re: New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 August 12 00:13 BST (UK) »
Hi
Durham Clayport Library ( the library in Durham City) have microfilmed copies of the Durham Advertiser and the Durham Chronicle.
 If you wanted to visit to look, ring them in advance to check they have a reader machine available - they are very good and have a large machine they will put you on if possible - much easier on the eyes! You can print off what you find at cost and they will help you crop the image for the best result if you ask them for help.
http://www.durham.gov.uk/pages/service.aspx?serviceid=6194
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Re: New Brancepeth Colliery death 1905
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 August 12 00:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you to you all for your kind responses - I will contact the libraries in question.

Angela