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Coal Mining Database
« on: Wednesday 24 August 16 20:49 BST (UK) »
Anyone know what's happened to the coal mining database that was on www.cmhrc.co.uk

It used to be one of my go-to sites for all sorts of info.  I haven't needed to use it for a while & now I can't find it.

I know Raleys Solicitors hosted it a while back, but it looks like they are in administration.  I really hope this data has survived somewhere.  Anyone know?

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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 August 16 21:13 BST (UK) »

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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 August 16 18:49 BST (UK) »
there used to be a database listing people killed or seriously injured in mining accidents, searchable by person or colliery.  I think it was part of the coal mining database originally set up by Ian Winstanley but the names/details seem to have been removed when it got transferred from its original host.

I'm looking at the Durham database http://www.dmm.org.uk  but I don't think its the same one I remember.  I'm interested in Lancashire mines (Wigan/Leigh) at the moment.

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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 August 16 18:53 BST (UK) »
IF  Wigan Council  have a records and archives office  with web site  it could well  be on there,   but I am only taking an educated  guess.

If you cannot find it online,   then you may find that  Wigan Archives  have it deposited with them.

It may be available as a book.
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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 August 16 19:57 BST (UK) »
I think the one that you need was on a blueyonder site - got info about a few of my ancestors deaths from there. Can't find it at the moment -will have a more detailed look.  I'm sure there are links to it on Rootschat cos a few of us used it.

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 August 16 19:58 BST (UK) »
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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 August 16 22:56 BST (UK) »
thank you. that's the one :) 

the ancestry blurb still directs you to the blueyonder website, which is unavailable.

I found the info I was after though, so its all good :)


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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 27 August 16 10:37 BST (UK) »

Added - I think it's moved  :-[  Ancestry seem to have it!

Link - http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=9735

I think you are right gadget, :(
cmhrc was a great site, what a shame

Just looked on the new Ancestry one for a relative who was on the original cmhrc site. The record is not there now on Ancestry

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Re: Coal Mining Database
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 27 August 16 12:21 BST (UK) »
Hi

This site was sponsored by Rayley's solicitors of Barnsley.   They appear to have gone into administration March 2016.

 Google search will provide info about Rayley's

Waybach machine gives limited access.

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