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Clowne Colliery Accident
« on: Saturday 22 September 12 21:15 BST (UK) »
I am wondering if anyone has any information about a fatal accident at Southgate Colliery, Clowne that happened on 11th October 1919.

My great grandmother's brother was killed in it, and I would like to find out more.  There were multiple fatalities, so this must have been reported in the local paper.  Would anyone know which paper that might be, and where they are now archived?

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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 September 12 21:56 BST (UK) »
Try Derby Library - see http://www.derby.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/derby-libraries/local-studies-library/;  an email may get you a good deal of info.

All UK newspapers, and not a few overseas ones, are with the British Library Newspaper Collection in Colindale, NW London. http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/quickinfo/loc/colindale/index.html

(I looked at this post because one of my family was HM Inspector of Mines in Derby, but he had died long before this accident. You might be able to locate the Inspector's report on the accident?)
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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 September 12 22:11 BST (UK) »
I can only find this, accident 2 days later right year , month and colliery.



Men killed:
Name:   NOUGH Albert aged 28, a stallman and John Thomas White aged 55, a stallman

Date:   13/10/2019
Year:   1919
Colliery:   Southgate
County:   Derby   
Two ripping shots had been fored and three stallman were removing debris. Shots left a portion of stone and it was examined and thought to be safe and they set aprop under it but there was a bump and stone fell. 2 killed.


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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 September 12 22:21 BST (UK) »
Brilliant!  Thanks for that.  John Thomas White was my great grandmother's brother.  So it seems there were two deaths then.  Still, it should be in the paper.  I will make the enquiries as suggested.  Many many thanks.  More info welcome if anyone has it!

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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 September 12 22:25 BST (UK) »
Claire where did you find that information?  It is most helpful.  Thanks.

In Wills and Probate the death is recorded as 11th October at Southgate Colliery.  By google searching searching I also found the Nouch guy on someone's family tree page- also recorded as 11th October.

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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 September 12 22:28 BST (UK) »
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 September 12 23:11 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The Worksop Guardian is a paper local to the area that the accident happened, it may well have been reported in that.

Bassetlaw have a good library, and family history resource, and are very helpful - it might be worth picking their brains! If they don't have a newspaper archive, I am sure they will be able to help.
 worksop.library@nottscc.gov.uk

Good luck,
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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 23 September 12 08:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that link Claire, What a wonderful site.  A lot of my ancestors were coal miners around the Pinxton / South Normanton area.


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Re: Clowne Colliery Accident
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 23 September 12 14:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tips.  I will follow them up and let you know what I find, though as I am not in the region, it won't be right away, unless of course the libraries can do it for me.