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« on: June 15, 2008, 02:53:46 pm »

i found this great picture recently. the people who were shot dead are burried at north Feathertone grave yard. you can find the 2 distinctive grave stone on the left as you go in just behind the house fence.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 05:16:08 pm »

a great picture sent to me from BOB,

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 09:47:09 pm »

I started at Ackton hall (Ackworth end) in 1975, along with a number of other men we went I think to Doncaster for our medical, but the only other name I can remember is Howard Darbyshire, his memory is as bad as mine so we cant remember more names, perhaps this will jog someones memory.
I think this photo was taken at the Doncaster miners gala 1984, how many faces can you put names to.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 09:54:22 pm »

nice picture Bob. centre left in blue is George Birch. 3rd from right in red top i think is Lez clewarth. thats as much as i can recognise. are you in this picture Bob?
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 09:52:43 pm »

Yes I am but I semm to have been cut off in transfering it to this page I will try to locate the original it may be a better photo, you wer correct with the names lets see how many more can be recognised
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 09:57:40 pm »

when did this close what year was it iam not to sure
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 10:17:03 pm »

I can name about five of them Harry Morgan Johnny Renoulds Monk Tuffs Robin Tuffs Kevin Conboy Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 10:23:21 pm »

which one is Monk Tuffs?
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008, 10:35:02 pm »

I thought the forth one in the back row was Monk Tuffs but i'm not too sure mate
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 10:43:00 pm »

yep, thats Monk now you have pointed him out. looks like he has a wig on. he will laugh when i tell him. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2008, 08:31:32 pm »

I have just got hold of this great little piece of Featherstone history. Labour or not this booklet is an important part of our history that captures a great moment. After check for copy right I believe to the best of my enquires that it may be shown for none profit,






























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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2008, 12:13:41 pm »

I've noticed the Featherstone Massacre memorial has had bricks missing from the bottom for a while now! Why has nothing been done about it after all this time? Surely it should be maintained to keep it looking good!
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2008, 09:26:28 am »

it was very interesting to read all about the local collierys,but nobody as refered to snydale colliery.
i started at snydale colliery in1949 straight from school.and worked there for 10 years before moving to sharlston colliery. snydale pit was always called a family pit and every body got on well with one another.i class myself as being lucky as one partcular miner took me under his wing and taught me a lot in my early days as a young miner his name was Joe Harper and he finished up being our M.P. i lived on wakefield road opposite featherstone baths (what baths) and i used to go to the pit on my bike (i was pony driving at the time) at this time of the year i used to stop of at the mill pond nip over the fence fill a bag of apples and take them down the pit for the pit ponies they would follow you all shift till they had all been eaten .the memories i have on those 10years could fill a book.
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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2008, 08:31:52 pm »

I have had these pictures passed on and have been told they are the 2 shunt engines from Featherstone.



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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2008, 10:04:45 pm »

More names to faces from opening post
Far right: Gordon Cusworth
3rd from left: Jack Kershaw
Front centre: Len Sheldon (white jacket)
Front centre: Terry Barraclough
2nd from left: possibly Arthur Dixon?
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009, 02:13:54 pm »

 >:(For the sake of accuracy, James Gibbs and James Duggan were not "shot dead" at Ackton Hall Colliery.
James Gibbs was shot in the chest and was taken to the doctor's surgery in Green Lane where he died.
James Duggan shouldn't have died. He was shot in the knee and nobody could stop the bleeding. Why didn't someone apply a tourniquet? If left on too long he could have lost his leg, but he would have lived to tell the tale. He was taken by horse ambulance to Clayton Hospital (why not PGI?) where he died from loss of blood and shock. I accept they ended up just as dead as if they had been shot dead.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2009, 06:27:25 pm »

Correct that man there Grin Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2010, 07:44:18 pm »

Was not sure where to post this map as it has lots of old streets that are now gone. The precinct does not exist yet and is still 3 streets.

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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2011, 07:05:08 pm »

I have had these pictures passed on and have been told they are the 2 shunt engines from Featherstone.




the best Ackton hall loco was BEATRICE a Hunslet 16" cylinder saddle tank built just after world war 2. She was driven by the one and only Edgar Mann. Edgar had a white handlebar moustache, which was brown in the middle because that's where he smoked his cig.
Beatrice still exists.

My Uncle drove Queenie the Snydalew colliery loco.
there some paintings of Featherstone pits in the Bradley Arms pub.
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2011, 08:21:30 pm »

Where is beatrice mate? Grin
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