Parkside Memories, 1959 to 1989

A book by Fred Foster.

Fred's recollections from 1948 to 1959.

I've split the book into sections, some are large. Select a section below to read some interesting tales.


Section 1
   Parkside Memories (1959 to 1963)

Section 2
   De-Watering the Shafts
   Fitting the Permanent Winders

Section 3
   Starting to Cut the Run Rounds

Section 4
   The Spine Tunnels
   The Equipping of No.2 Shaft

Section 5
   Fitting the Skip Pockets

Section 6
   Parkside Re-visited (1975-89)
   Starting Back Underground

Section 7
   John Coffey and the Spillage

Section 8
   A Shotfirer Again

Section 9
   Stuck in the Shaft
   L19/ L40 Development
   The Manrider Incident
   The Buckshot Accident

Section 10
   Characters Working Underground
   A Change of Direction

Section 11
   The Miners Strike of 1984-5

Section 12
   The Pipework Incident