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Unitedite Returns
16 hours ago, SteveHB said:

Anyone know what those two spherical objects are in the photo, it's niggling me.

Most of the guys in the image seem to be wearing some sort of respirator device hanging from around their necks, so, I wonder if these are some sort of early, compressed air reservoir?

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Edmund
8 minutes ago, Unitedite Returns said:

Most of the guys in the image seem to be wearing some sort of respirator device hanging from around their necks, so, I wonder if these are some sort of early, compressed air reservoir?

Wikipedia to the "rescue"  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackett's_Aerophor

The insulated bottles contain liquid nitrox - 50% oxygen.

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SteveHB

Thank you Edmund and Unitedite, I should be able to sleep now :-)

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lysander

I remember my father telling me that during the 1926 strike many small unofficial and possibly illegal pits were opened up by strikers.

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Leonr2z

Dunsby I wonder if you could help me out with something, was always told my ancestors were connected with Nunnery Colliery but not sure how (believe it was either management or ownership). The name of that particular branch of the family was Toyne, any idea where I could get more info?

Cheers Utah Owl

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syrup
8 hours ago, Leonr2z said:

Dunsby I wonder if you could help me out with something, was always told my ancestors were connected with Nunnery Colliery but not sure how (believe it was either management or ownership). The name of that particular branch of the family was Toyne, any idea where I could get more info?

Cheers Utah Owl

Hi i have seen your request of help from Dunsby and i have spotted these items in the papers that might be of use ??

Sheffield Independent 23 February 1882
Nunnery Colliery Club.
Mr W A Toyne Secretary.
 

 

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syrup

Sheffield Daily Telegraph 10 January 1885.

 

Toyne.JPG 1.JPG

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syrup

The next Two are the same item but different Papers.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph 17 October 1903

Toyne.JPG 2.JPG

 Sheffield Independent 17 October 1903

Toyne.JPG 3.JPG

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RLongden
9 hours ago, Leonr2z said:

Dunsby I wonder if you could help me out with something, was always told my ancestors were connected with Nunnery Colliery but not sure how (believe it was either management or ownership). The name of that particular branch of the family was Toyne, any idea where I could get more info?

Cheers Utah Owl

There's some information about Nunnery Colliery Co. Limited on this site, but no mention of the name Toyne?

Link to Nunnery Colliery info, via, DMM site

 

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Leonr2z
12 hours ago, syrup said:

The next Two are the same item but different Papers.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph 17 October 1903

Toyne.JPG 2.JPG

 Sheffield Independent 17 October 1903

Toyne.JPG 3.JPG

Wow, thanks for the information!

William Austen Marshall Toyne was my 2x Great Grandfather and George Harry was his eldest son so it all fits. The eldest child was Annie Blanche my Great Grandmother. What is fascinating is that the occupations fit according to the 1901 census (colliery agent and tailor respectively) and courtesy of the earlier advert it is clear he was heavily connected with Nunnery colliery, so basically the info my mum gave me all those years ago stacks up!

What I didn't know was that Harry had died at a young age (he was only 27 in the 1901 census and at that time still single) so I am now curious was the dress concerned a wedding gown? I hadn't got round to researching him as he is a great, grand uncle, but have just had a look and he married 2nd quarter 1901 so just after the census and sadly passed away just two years later. Clearly a story in there.

Thanks once again, very helpful.

P.S. Just noticed the gown that was the cause of the action was ordered April 1903 so guessing it was possibly an anniversary present (cotton for 2nd anniversary).

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Leonr2z
4 minutes ago, Leonr2z said:

Wow, thanks for the information!

William Austen Marshall Toyne was my 2x Great Grandfather and George Harry was his eldest son so it all fits. The eldest child was Annie Blanche my Great Grandmother. What is fascinating is that the occupations fit according to the 1901 census (colliery agent and tailor respectively) and courtesy of the earlier advert it is clear he was heavily connected with Nunnery colliery, so basically the info my mum gave me all those years ago stacks up!

What I didn't know was that Harry had died at a young age (he was only 27 in the 1901 census and at that time still single) so I am now curious was the dress concerned a wedding gown? I hadn't got round to researching him as he is a great, grand uncle, but have just had a look and he married 2nd quarter 1901 so just after the census and sadly passed away just two years later. Clearly a story in there.

Thanks once again, very helpful.

P.S. Just noticed the gown that was the cause of the action was ordered April 1903 so guessing it was possibly an anniversary present (cotton for 2nd anniversary).

Now can anyone help me with actors on the Sheffield stage?

 

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Leonr2z
12 hours ago, RLongden said:

There's some information about Nunnery Colliery Co. Limited on this site, but no mention of the name Toyne?

Link to Nunnery Colliery info, via, DMM site

 

Thanks for the info, but the family connection goes back some 20-40 years earlier. Nonetheless the help is very much appreciated.

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syrup

Just one more item i found, not a nice one but it shows your ancestor as a Traveler for the Nunnery Company in  1891.

Sheffield Evening Telegraph 29 January 1891.

Shocking Cruelty to a Pony.

 

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Leonr2z

Thanks syrup. As you say not a nice story and I simply cannot abide cruelty to animals. My experience and philosophy is that those who willingly inflict cruelty on animals would also do the same to people.

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Leonr2z

Found another article taken from a book called "Frozen Assets" about mining in Spitzbergen. It appears that the people at Nunnery Colliery (including my ancestor) were involved in this too. Also interesting is the Solicitor acting (and also mentioned in the above articles) is Sir William Clegg who played for and became Chairman of Wednesday. Wonder if we have any direct family connections to the club in it's early days?

 

 

Frozen Assets_ %22British mining, exploration, and geopolitics on Spitsbergen ... - Frigga Kruse - Goo.webarchive

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davekgautier

On Upwell Street at the junction of Dunmow Road there is the Crown Carwash now closed. For over 5 years to my knowledge there has been a constant flow of water from the car wash over the pavement and down the gutter. I have reported it to Yorkshire Water who insist it is not mains or sewage water and seem to think it is ground water runoff. The volume of the water does not seem dependant on rainfall and is constant in it quantity. The think it could be connected to some sort of abandoned mine workings any ideas as to the culprit.

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tozzin
6 hours ago, davekgautier said:

On Upwell Street at the junction of Dunmow Road there is the Crown Carwash now closed. For over 5 years to my knowledge there has been a constant flow of water from the car wash over the pavement and down the gutter. I have reported it to Yorkshire Water who insist it is not mains or sewage water and seem to think it is ground water runoff. The volume of the water does not seem dependant on rainfall and is constant in it quantity. The think it could be connected to some sort of abandoned mine workings any ideas as to the culprit.

I would have thought it’s a natural spring, there’s quite a number where I live.

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boginspro
7 hours ago, davekgautier said:

On Upwell Street at the junction of Dunmow Road there is the Crown Carwash now closed. For over 5 years to my knowledge there has been a constant flow of water from the car wash over the pavement and down the gutter. I have reported it to Yorkshire Water who insist it is not mains or sewage water and seem to think it is ground water runoff. The volume of the water does not seem dependant on rainfall and is constant in it quantity. The think it could be connected to some sort of abandoned mine workings any ideas as to the culprit.

There was a spring/stream that ran down that bank from the side of Earl Marshall Road. There was also an old mine air shaft very close.

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History dude

Enlargement of air photo of Woodthorpe Colliery 1927. It was still in operation as you can see smoke coming out of the chimney.

Woodthorpe Collery 1927.jpg

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shizzle

Came across this little gem today. Little Matlock, Loxley.

 

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SteveHB
28 minutes ago, shizzle said:

Came across this little gem today. Little Matlock, Loxley.

 

Pubs A-Z

 

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