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Colliery Question

Started by: mrs m (289)

Grandfather was a pitman. If he lived in Scholes in 1926 onwards, which pit would he have worked at? Are there existing records from that era?

Started: 16th Jun 2022 at 19:51

Posted by: Handsomeminer (2808)

Mrs M could of been any one of about 100 puts in the Wigan Coal field not sure about the records but good luck with your dearch

Replied: 16th Jun 2022 at 21:16

Posted by: Handsomeminer (2808)


Replied: 16th Jun 2022 at 21:16

Posted by: tuddy (1311)

A lot of men from Scholes worked at Maypole Colliery in Abram, but as H. M. said, could have been one of many. Rose Bridge, Alexandra, and Ince Moss were all walking distance from Scholes.

Replied: 16th Jun 2022 at 22:37

Posted by: linma (2927)

My Grandad was a miner and lived in Platt Bridge which colliery could he have worked at?

Replied: 17th Jun 2022 at 06:40

Posted by: PeterP (11471)

I was a miner and lived at Downall Green but started of at Parkside until I found out there was no coaches going to the pit .Bus to Ashton then another to Newton then a long walk to the pit .Soon transfered to Golborne. Mrs M and Linma I should imagine both Grand parents worked within about 5 miles of were they lived (Normal walking distance then) but over the years there where between 2000 and 4000 mines around the area .

Replied: 17th Jun 2022 at 08:08

Posted by: linma (2927)

The road where I lived in Platt Bridge was cobble stones and what a noise when the miners were walking along.

Replied: 17th Jun 2022 at 08:14

Posted by: orrellite (2427)

My grandfather lived by the canal in Lower Ince and worked as a timber man at Ince Moss until his death in an accident there in 1922. He was a memeber of the mines rescue team a picture of which is on the mines section.

Replied: 17th Jun 2022 at 20:42
Last edited by orrellite: 17th Jun 2022 at 23:12:02

Posted by: tonker (28137) 

Neither of my grandfathers ever worked as a policeman. Or a postman for that matter!

Replied: 17th Jun 2022 at 22:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15685)

mrs m

I would put my money on your grandfather, working at the Alexandra Pit in Whelley


Replied: 18th Jun 2022 at 14:23

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

if you go on the 1921 censers on find my past it will tell you were he worked you do have to pay for the info though

Replied: 19th Jun 2022 at 20:29

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15685)


I did that and found out that my great grandparents lived in Highfield, and that me great grandfather worked at Pemberton Collieries (Blundells)

Replied: 20th Jun 2022 at 14:14


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