Golborne Colliery11 Comments
Photo: Tim Ledwith
Item #: 32935
gud pic tim i see you eventually got it on .
Salt of the earth the rescue men,
Good photo of your Dad Tim. I can only recognise your Dad and Jackie.
Tommy Melia is in front of tommy ledwith ,jackie greenhalgh coming down the steps behind him. don;t know the others
jackie greenhalgh was a RL referee 70s/80s he was a linesman at wembley,in one of the 80s finals
Isn't that the Boothstown Mines Rescue Team?
George, The Mines Rescue Station was at Boothstown and was staffed by the permanent, full time, rescue team. Each pit also had it's own part time rescue team, or teams. These were men who worked at the pit but who were also trained rescue men, they supported the permanent teams at incidents. The team in the photo has three men from Golborne Colliery in it so it's probably one of the Golborne Colliery part time teams.
Mickey Payne recons that it could be Colin Davies next to Jackie.
Yes, thanks tuddy for that info, it's understandable.
It's just that I read the report of the actual explosion at Cronton colliery and it said the rescue team was called out from Boothstown Mines Rescue Station, it didn't say Golborne.
just worth a comparison to the team with my grandad see page 4 of mining , this was prior to his death in the mine in 1922
Hello George, There were only two or three permanent teams stationed at Boothstown Rescue Station, so when there was an incident at a pit the part time teams from neighbouring collieries would also be called out to support the permanent teams from the rescue station.