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Evening Sentinel January 1st1960 Late Final Page 1
Photograph of Mr. George Henry Eggerton, a Wolstanton colliery worker and Union Official, was awarded the B.E.M. in the New Years honours list. See page 9 of this Edition of the Sentinel.

Evening Sentinel January 2nd1960 Football Final Page 4
A verdict of accidental death by electrocution was returned on Mr. Charles Melville, aged 60, a colliery powerhouse attendant, of 898, Uttoxeter Road, Meir, who died at Parkhall colliery Longton on December 28th. Death was Respiratory failure due to Electrocution.

Evening Sentinel January 6th1960 Late Page 4
Colliery Cameo. "Movement" by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel January 11th1960 Late Page 5
Knutton miner's hostel is up for sale next month by public auction, it as been practically deserted for the last eighteen months.

Evening Sentinel January 21st1960 Late Final Page 12
Berry hill colliery, Fenton, whose closing date as been given as April, will in fact close on Easter Saturday, April 16th. No other North Staffordshire colliery as been contemplated for closure.

Evening Sentinel January 22nd1960 City Final Page 7
Parkhouse colliery male voice choir will sing in the Swan Bank Methodist Church on Sunday night.

Evening Sentinel January 25th1960 Late Page 5
"Coal will survive present difficulties," which was the view of Mr. J. A. Bullock, the National President, of the, British Association of Colliery Management, at the annual dinner-dance at the North Staffordshire sub Branch of the Association, at the North Stafford Hotel Stoke, on Saturday. Same Page Parkhouse colliery was thousands of pounds in the red, but it had overcome the setback with flying colours, it was disclosed by the Manager Mr. G. Harris, at the colliery's annual diner at the Grand Hotel, Burslem. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel. February 1st1960 Final. Page 5.
Hem Heath won two of the contests, and Kemball a third when teams from 5 collieries in the N.C.B. No 4 group took part in the first round of the "Boards" First Aid competition, at Kemball Training Centre on Saturday.

Page 8 Knutton miners hostel will go under the hammer at a public auction in Hanley tomorrow. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel. February 2nd1960 City Final Page 1
A 48 year old, Sneyd colliery shunter, Mr. Thomas Tomkinson of 26, Dorcus Drive, Heron Cross, was killed yesterday at work. The inquest on Mr. Tomkinson retuned a verdict of Accidental Death. A full report of the inquest can be seen in February 5th Late Edition on page 9.

Evening Sentinel. February 3rd 1960 Late. Page 4.
Mr. William T. Foden who as attended every Major or Minor accident in the North Staffordshire coalmines since 1920 as retired today. Mr. Foden of 43, the, Parkway, Hanley, as been Superintendent of the Mines Rescue Station at Stoke since 1946. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 5 Knutton Miners Hostel has been sold for 20,500 at auction, it's envisaged that the land will be for the building of private housing. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel February 6th1960 Football Final. Page 4.
Mr. H.J. Widdowson, the Area Manager for the N.C.B. said at the annual diner dance, held at Stoke. "There is a stable future which lies ahead for the mining industry, linked with prosperity of the people of North Staffordshire"

Evening Sentinel February11th 1960 Late. Page 1.
A 57 year old workman, Mr. Thomas Blundred, of 33, Barcley Street, Ashwood, Longton, was killed today when he was crushed to death by railway wagons at Florence colliery sidings. The Inquest Mr. Blundred was held on the 16th February, and returned an Accidental Death verdict. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 4 There are three articles on this page which was discussed at the conference of the West Midland Division of the N.C.B. One is on the determination of the N.C.B. to the oil challenge, one is on the impending smokeless fuel, and the other is on safeguarding the industry. Page 7 North Staffordshire Coalfield output four the first 4 weeks of the year is 475,896 tons, a decrease of 28,591 tons, or 5.67%. At the 30th January, the number of men on the books was 18,751 a drop of 1,853 or 9%. Page 10 North Staffordshire Area, holders of the Viscount Trophy for Boxing, for the last four years have contestants in 9 out of the 10 weight divisions.

Evening Sentinel February12th 1960 Late. Page 6.
"Colliery Cameo". Hit Parade. by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel February15th 1960 Late. Page 4.
Photo of dignitaries and guests at the annual diner of the Association of Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at the North Stafford Hotel Stoke.

Page 5 "Pit closures long over due, now we can succeed" say's N.C.B. Chief, Mr T.S. Charlton, Deputy Chairman, N.C.B. West Midlands. Also see article above. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Same page Mr G.W. Royal, head of Industrial Training for the West Midlands Division, of the N.C.B. forecast on Saturday, that Kemball Training Centre Fenton, would be concentrating on juvenile face training in 1960.

Evening Sentinel February16th 1960 Late. Page 5.
Having been found with 5 cigarettes and a box of matches in his pocket Underground, a miner at Merry Hill colliery Co. Ltd. of Bignall End, was fined Fifteen pounds, or 14 day's in Gaol. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel February18th 1960 Late. Page 6.
"Colliery Cameo" Oblong Call by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel February19th 1960 Late. Page 5.
A plea by a son of a "Minnie" survivor, to the Minister of Housing and Local Government, to allow the building of houses at Miles Green. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 14 An Inquest yesterday decided that the death was due to Silicosis, of former miner, Mr. William Belay, aged 79, of 3, Glover Street, Birches Head, Hanley. Mr. Baylay, had worked at Hanley Deep pit for 35 years and often complained of chest pains.

Evening Sentinel February 22nd 1960 Late. Page 4.
Photo of N.C.B. North Staffordshire Finance Dept. Diner Guest's. Page 8 Five West Midlands, N.C.B. titles for North Staffordshire boxers, which was held at Wolverhampton on Saturday. The winners were E. Ball, (WO) H.W. R. Simpson, L.M. L.M.E. Edwards, W.W. G. Shufflebottom, L. W.W. H. Brown, Ft. W. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel February 27th 1960 Late. Page 1.
Florence colliery Club was broken into, where a number of Cigar's and a bottle of mineral water was taken. Entry was gained through a broken window.

Evening Sentinel February 29th 1960 Late. Page 5.
A new Mine's Rescue Station is to be set up at the old Berry Hill colliery site at Fenton. Said Mr. Widdowson, the N.C.B. area Manager, when presenting competition awards at Tunstall Town Hall on Saturday, and he paid tribute to the unselfish pit rescue work done by volunteers. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel March 3rd 1960 Late. Page 1.
A roof fall on the coal face at Hesketh pit, Chatterley Whitfield colliery, early today killed, Mr. Eric Birchall, a 34 year old colliery packer of 185, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Mr. Birchall was single, and worked on the North Moss face. When workmates dug him out of the dirt, which had buried him, he was found to be dead. Accidental Death was recorded at the Inquest on Mr. Birchall. Death was due to Suffocation, general bruising and congestion, no bones were broken. The full report of the Inquest is on page 1 of the Late Edition of the Sentinel, on the 7th March

Evening Sentinel March 8th 1960 Late. Page 7.
Long service awards were presented to twelve, Stafford colliery miners at the Victoria Hall, Stoke.

Same page Valve of Descensional Ventilation in deep pits. N.C.B. officials report on North Staffordshire tests. Much of the future mining is to be in depths below 3,000 feet. Descensioal Ventilation which is likely to be beneficial in the field of air born dust controls. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel March 10th1960 Late. Page 7.
North Staffordshire Coalfield output is down for the last 8 weeks, total production was 946,526 tons a drop of 69,288 tons, or 6.82%. Total manpower at 27th February was 48,336. Page 14 North Staffordshire N.C.B. boxers had a 4-3 win over Morris Motors of Liverpool, at Tunstall Town Hall last night.

Evening Sentinel March 12th1960 Late. Page5.
While working underground at Parkhouse colliery today, Mr. F. Riley, aged 26, of 3, Cedar Road, Crackly Estate, Chesterton, was fatally injured when he was brought to the surface, and taken to the N.S.R.I. but died shortly after arrival. A verdict of Accidental Death was recorded on Mr. Riley. A full report of the Inquest is in the City Final Edition of 17th March.

Evening Sentinel March 14th1960 Late. Page 4.
"Colliery Cameo" Unwritten Law by W.H.C. Page 8 Tony Walker an Apprentice fitter at Parkhouse colliery won the junior cross-country at West Bromwich, and will represent England against the Combined Services at R.A.F. Henlow, on the 2nd of April.

Evening Sentinel March 22nd1960 Late. Page 7.
An Inquest was adjourned on an ex-miner, Mr. David Howell, aged 49, of 10 Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, who died in hospital last Thursday. Mr. Howell had his spine crushed in a pit accident four's ago, and has been unable to work since. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel March 23rd 1960 Late. Page 12.
A Telegram was sent to the House of Commons yesterday, by a group of small mine owners, when they found out that the N.C.B. plan to cut output at small mines. A reduction of 40% is being considered. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel March 24th 1960 Late. Page 5.
Plan to cut coal output will hit 27 small mine's said Mr. Reginald Statham, Secretary of the Federation of small mine's. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 6 Mr. Ernest Steele, of Spragg House, Norton, former North Staffordshire Area Mining Engineer, as been appointed, N.C.B. Area Production Manager, for South Staffordshire and Shropshire. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 7 Pneumoconiosis is being beaten in north Staffordshire, results show over last three years. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Final Page 12 Task for local boxers in N.C. B. Semi-Finals, 35 boxers from 4 Divisions, East-West Midlands, South Eastern and South Western, will contest the Semi-Finals at the N.C.B. Championships at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, on Saturday. Results are in March 28th Late Edition on page 7.

Evening Sentinel March 25th 1960 Final Page 6.
Coroner calls in detective to hear evidence. (Someone may be lying over colliery notice,) and adjourns Inquest on Wasyl Autonius, a charge hand at Stafford colliery, of 10, Matlock Place, Silverdale, who's neck was broken when he was travelling in a tub at the colliery on 14th March 1960. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 8 A meeting of North Staffordshire Institute of Mining Engineer's on Monday will hear a paper by Dr. B. Singh and Professor E.L.J. Potts, on "Investigations" into the behaviour of Rocks under pressure.

Evening Sentinel March 25th 1960 Football Final Page 4.
A 44 year old Chell Man had his right foot badly crushed when he was struck by an engine, as he was working along the Mineral line at Chatterley Whitfield sidings yesterday. After an emergency operation it was stated that Mr. Samuel Hancock, of 22, Clement Road, Chell, was a little better. City Final Page 1 N.C.B. Agree to talks with small mine owners, over the threat of closure of some small mines.

Evening Sentinel March 30th 1960 City Final Page 11.
"Sentinel Supplement" There is a large article on Mining for the future. Photo of Wolstanton colliery Headgear. Late Final Page 1 Talks between the N.C.B. and the Federation of small mine owners, have come to a deadlock More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel March 31st 1960 Late Page 5.
An Inquest Jury decided that a Mow Cop man, Mr. David Howell, died from injuries he received in a pit accident in 1955 was the cause of his death. This Inquest was adjourned from 22nd March. Mr. Howell died on the 17-3-60.

Evening Sentinel April 7th1960 Late Page 1.
Berry Hill Colliery will close next week. 550 men will be transferred elsewhere. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". City Final Page 1 An N.C.B. spokesman said a further 780 men had been lost to the industry since the beginning of the year. If this rate continues we are going to be in real trouble by the end of the year.

Evening Sentinel April 12th1960 Late Page 5.
The N.C.B. and the Small mines Federation have reached an agreement over coal production. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel." City Final Page 1 The terms are as best we can get, said Mr. Rogers, Vice Chairman of North Staffordshire Small Mines Federation. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel April 18th1960 Late Page 4.
This year the Midlands Area of the N.U.M. will provide Burslem with it's first miners conference, it's to be held in the Prince's Hall on April 25th -26th

Evening Sentinel April 20th1960 City Final Page 5.
A good return to work after the Easter by North Staffordshire miners.

Evening Sentinel April 25th1960 Late Page 5.
At the West Midlands N.U.M. conference held in Burslem, it was stated that there is a "New crisis in the Industry, and is in a paradoxical position. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 10 Victoria colliery's Ernie Ball has won his fifth National title at the N.C.B. Amateur Boxing Championships.

Evening Sentinel April 26th1960 Late Final Page 4.
Midland miners are sick of the creation of useless staff jobs. N.U.M. Conference. Page 7 Assurances were given to miners on Pit Closures at N.U.M. Conference.

Evening Sentinel April 27th1960 Late Final Page 4.
Public open day's are to be held at Hem Heath colliery for a fortnight beginning June 13th. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel". Page 5 A North Staffordshire Delegate, To the West Midland N.U.M. Conference (Mr. S. Fox, Silverdale Coll.) said, while they had 100% Union, it was becoming like a Colossus, with feet of clay, because 2 out of 3 were disgruntled day waged men, and the reason for the loss of manpower, was low wages; men loading were on 8, where men just 30 yards away, men were on three times as much. Same Page Every time pit reorganisation takes place, the possibilities for the disabled was reduced, said Mr. W.H. Jones. North Staffordshire N.U.M. Area Agent, at Conference.

Evening Sentinel April 28th1960 Late. Page 6.
Photo of the annul meeting of the, North Staffordshire Branch, of the, National Association of Colliery Managers.

Evening Sentinel April 29th1960 Late Final. Page 16.
Representatives of the N.C.B. were among the mourners at St. Saviour's church, Smallthorn, yesterday, for the funeral of, Mr. George Fredrick Barnes, who died in Coventry and Warwickshire hospital aged, 36. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel May 2nd 1960 Late. Page 3.
Photo of North Staffordshire Branch of N.A.C.O.D.S. at the closing of Berry Hill colliery.

Evening Sentinel May 10th 1960 Late. Page 7.
A 20 year old Longton miner, who had only been married for 6 months, was killed yesterday at Florence colliery, Longton. Mr. Leslie Shenton, of, 12, Railway Terrace, Longton. He was killed in a roof fall. The Inquest on Mr. Shenton is in Late Edition on May 13th Page 5.

Page 8 Photo of North Staffordshire Field Club. Visiting Chatterley Whitfield coll.

Evening Sentinel May 16th 1960 Late. Page 5.
More care is needed in mines, Mr. F.S. Pollard Her Majesties Inspectorate of mines said, when he referred to the West Midlands and the Southern Division, who had 29 killed and 190 severely injured. Late Final Page 1 The pit head baths at the recently closed Berry Hill colliery are to be converted into a new mines rescue station. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel May 18th 1960 City Final. Page 1.
A 25,000 pools win and a miner is worried about serving his notice. Mr. Frank Ridge, a Shotfirer, at Mossfield colliery, Adderley Green, of Longley Road, Longton. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel." Page 8 A number of M.P.s are angry that the government will not treat disabled miners on a equal footing as disabled servicemen, when issuing invalid carriages, under the National Health Act. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel May 24th 1960. Late. Page 5.
Many former professional associates were present, at the funeral service of the eminent, North Staffordshire Mining Engineer, Mr. C.P. Bates, who died at is home, The Villa, Keele, on Thursday, aged 59 years. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel June 2nd 1960. Late. Page 8.
"Colliery Cameo" All Quiet. By W.H.C. Page 9 "Worst is now over in pit manpower cuts" N.C.B.s, Mr. J Crawford told, the National Association of Colliery Managers. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel.

Evening Sentinel June 6th 1960. Final. Page 4.
Forty disabled miners from the West Midlands, including a consignment from Stoke on Trent, are to spend a fortnight's holiday at Prestatyn Holiday Camp. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel June 8th 1960. Late. Page4.
"Colliery Cameo" Here and Now by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel June 10th 1960. Late Final. Page4.
A 40 year old widower with one son, Mr. Stanley Forrester, Of Stonyview, Uttoxeter road, Blythe Bridge, was killed, when a large piece of coal fell on him underground, at Florence colliery yesterday. Mr. Forrester a coalface worker lived with his widowed Mother and 13 year old son. At the Inquest on Mr. Forrester, who was killed in a roof fall, a verdict of Accidental Death was recorded. A report of the Inquest is in the Late Edition, on the 15th march, on page 5

Evening Sentinel June 13th 1960. Late. Page.1
"Hem Heath work show's the industry is not failing, and should impress the public, said Mr. E. A. Brown, Chairman of the West Midlands Division of the N.C.B. at the opening of the fortnight's Exhibition today at Hem Heath Colliery. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel." Page 5 Poor support at Mossfield colliery's annul Carnival at Adderley Green, came as a server let down to the organisers, who had planned the event to be one of the most ambitious ever. Only 600 attended the Carnival, compared to 1,200 last year, when the weather was just as overcast.

Evening Sentinel June 14th 1960. Late. Page.7
Output for the North Staffordshire Coalfield was the highest in the West Midlands Area. North Staffordshire Coalfield output for the four weeks, was, 1, 194,000. tons which was 9.7% less than a year ago, for the same period. Page 8 Photo of Hem Heath's "A" frame with the Lord Mayor (Mr. G. Dale) colliery Manager (Mr. E. Mawdesley) plus others. There is also an article on the collieries Open Day. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel June 15th 1960. Late. Page.8.
"Mining Engineers are working on a possibility of a man-less coalface" was said by Mr. B. L. Medcalf, a past president of the Association of Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, at there Conference at Blackpool.

Evening Sentinel June 17th 1960. Late. Page9.
N.C.B. Chief, Sir James Bowman, will be succeeded by Alf Robens M.P. as Chairman, next February. Same Page There is a very serious threat to the security of the coal industry, if oil imports, amounted to oil dumping, were expressed at the Blackpool Conference. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel June 23rd 1960. Late. Page 1.
Photo of Hem Heath Colliery, and Members of the City Council paying a visit.

Evening Sentinel June 24th 1960. Late. Page 6.
"Colliery Cameo" Pit History by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel June 28th 1960. Late. Page 7.
20,000 Mining and Engineering Members vote for new local Union Chiefs

Evening Sentinel July 2nd 1960. Late. Page 1.
There were concerns expressed at the lack of pit deputies in the North Staffordshire Area, quarterly delegates council meeting by Mr. B. Lindop, the secretary of N.A.C.O.D.S. who said "we are 51 deputies short, and unless we get some good lads coming forward we will be in a sorry state." More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel July 4th 1960. Late. Page 1.
An N.U.M. Executive Committee emergency resolution, warning that any attempt to decentralise control of the coal mine industry, will invoke the most forceful resistance by the N.U.M. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel." Page 4 "Colliery Cameo" Future Outlook by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel July 8th 1960. Late. Page 5.
Many more recruits are needed in the mining industry, said the Manager of the Newcastle u. L. Employment Exchange in his report to the Newcastle and West midlands employment committee.

Evening Sentinel July 14th 1960. Late. Page 6.
"Colliery Cameo" The challenge of chance by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel July 18th 1960. Late. Page 5.
Pit union official retiring. Members of the North Staffordshire Division of the N.U.M. paid tribute to Bill Jones a distinguished colleague who for the last 12 years as been President and agent, is to retire at the age of 65. Page 7 and 8 Results of the North Staffordshire Area N.C.B. Athletic sports meeting held at Knypersley on Saturday. The mile race winner was disqualified for being a professional. Photo on Page 7. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel July 21st 1960. Late. Page 6.
Photo of retiring mining engineer, Mr. G. F. Barnes who has retired after 51 years in the mining industry, he has worked at Sneyd, Hanley Deep and Wolstanton collieries, where he was the group mechanical engineer.

Evening Sentinel July 25th 1960. Late. Page 8.
Photo of the Sneyd colliery rescue team, in a competition held at the rescue station Stoke on Saturday Evening Sentinel July 28th 1960. Late. Page 6.
"Colliery Cameo" Quietness comes to the pit. by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel July 29th 1960. Late Final. Page 1.
17,000 miners are starting their annual wakes holiday in North Staffordshire today, with an estimated 600,000 in their pockets. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel August 4th 1960. Final. Page 5.
Mr. H.A. Longdon Director General of Production at the N.C.B. since 1955, and former private colliery Director, as been appointed the new Chairman of the West midlands division of the N.C.B. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel August 5th 1960. Late. Page 6.
"Colliery Cameo" Away from it all. by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel August 12th 1960. Final. Page 5.
North Staffordshire manpower showed a reduction of 2,801 to 17,189 on a year ago. North Staffordshire's July coal output was 425,090 tons, was 56, 620 tons, or 11.7 % below last year's total. While the 7 months total was, 3,311,436 tons, was a decrease of 301,942 tons, or 8.36 % for the same period of 1959.

Evening Sentinel August 17th 1960. Late. Page 4.
"Colliery Cameo" A week to remember. by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel August 20th 1960. Late. Page 8.
A Norton miner was killed yesterday after being crushed by an overturned coal tub underground at Norton colliery. He was Mr. John Eardley, aged 62, of No1, Intake Cottage, Knypersley Road, Norton. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the N.S.R.I. The Inquest on Mr. Eardley recorded a verdict of accidental death. A full report of the Inquest can be seen in the Sentinel Late Edition of August 24th on Page 6.

Evening Sentinel August 24th 1960. Late. Page 4.
"Colliery Cameo" Thanks ! now the memory. by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel August 31st 1960. Late. Page 5.
A colliery bus taking 30 miners from Florence colliery to Longton bus station failed to negotiate a roundabout at Lightwood road, and collided with a lamp standard, two people were injured but not seriously.

Evening Sentinel September 5th 1960. Late. Page 4.
Photo of a party of 35 local N.C.B. mining surveying students on a field trip to North Wales.

Evening Sentinel September 6th 1960. Late. Page 4.
"Colliery Cameo" Nothing left to trial and error. by W.H.C. Page 5 After observing the effects of introducing a Butterfly surge bunker at Holditch colliery in December 1959, it is intended to install at least one more at the colliery. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel September 9th 1960. Late. Page 5.
Annual holiday hits coal production. North Staffordshire Coalfield output for the 34 week period was 3,513,168 tons, a decline of 316,428 tons or 8.26% on a year ago. North Staffordshire colliery manpower was on August 27th 17,105, a drop of 3,777 on the same period last year.

Page 8 "Colliery Cameo" The last shift. by W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel September 17th 1960. Football Final. Page 4.
A joint statement issued today on behalf of the computer slaves at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, accuses the device of introducing "anti-social" condition which is becoming intolerable. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel September 20th 1960. Late. Page 5.
"Great waste" in the Coal Industry-Claim. City Manufacturer, hits at administration cost. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel September 21st 1960. Late. Page 4.
7 miners with a total of 350 years service between them at Hanley deep pit, are to receive long service certificate at the Jubilee Hall Stoke on Saturday 27th Presentation will be by Mr. H.J. Widowson. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel" Page 5. There is a need for qualified craftsmen in the coal industry stressed. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel September 23rd 1960.Late. Page 1.
Man dies another one trapped in pit. One man was killed and another is still trapped in a fall of ground at Parkhall colliery Longton. The dead man is named as Mr. G. Mellor, believed to be about 19 years old, of 12, Lea Place, Meir, both were working in the Moss face when the fall occurred. Page 7 North Staffordshire Area pits made a profit for the first half of 1960 according to the N.C.B. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel" City Final. Same Date The two men killed today at Parkhall colliery were both from Meir. The other one was named as Mr. J.T. Steele aged 22, of 33, Anson Road, Meir, Page 16 STOP PRESS A third miner on the fringe of the roof fall, Mr Geoffery Hallam aged 21, of Carron Street, Fenton, escaped with minor injuries, he was treated in hospital and sent home. Mr. Steele was a married man with one son. Mr. Mellor was single.

Evening Sentinel September 26th 1960. Late Final. Page 1.
A strike occurred today at Mossfield colliery when 20 fillers stopped work in the Bull Hurst seam, the Holly Lane district was unaffected. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel September 27th 1960 Late. Page 1.
Normal work today was resumed after yesterday's strike at Mossfield colliery. The reason for the strike is being investigated.

Evening Sentinel September 29th 1960. Late. Page 4.
At the Inquest into the two men killed at Parkhall colliery on the 23rd of this month. A verdict of accidental death was recorded, all safety rules had been obeyed. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel" Late Final Page 1 Photo of the Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Richard Wood M.P.) who today visited Hem Heath colliery. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel October 3rd 1960. Late. Page 7.
Coal board employees Married. Two members on the staff of the N.C.B. who met while working in the wages department at Berry Hill colliery, were married on Saturday at St. John's church Longton, they were Miss Margaret Tune, of Longton, and Mr. Maurice Keith Perks of Alsager.

Evening Sentinel October 3rd 1960. Late. Page 5.
Four Dutch mining officials on a fortnights visit to this country are to spend four days in North Staffordshire during their visit, which as been organised by N.A.C.O.D.S. who sent a delegation to Holland two years ago. Page 7. A N.C.B. official Mr. Herbert Pearson had an amazing escape from death today when his car somersaulted more than 100 ft down a steep embankment at Norton. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel" Page 9 North Staffordshire Institute of Mining Engineer's 88th annul meeting discussed Pit Junction snags. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel October 6th 1960. Late. Page12.
Photo of Wolstanton colliery's modern winding gear towers, where a 10 million of reconstruction is taking place.

Evening Sentinel October 7th 1960. Late. Page8.
The mining industry as lost another stalwart with the retirement of Mr.A.E. Nicklin of Cross Heath, the former manager of Silverdale colliery, and has held numerous mining post's. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel October 8th 1960. Late. Page5.
At a meeting last night of the North Staffordshire Institute of Mining Engineer's held in Stoke, Mr. H.A. Longdon, Chairman of the West Midlands Division of the N.C.B., said there was an urgent need for more men and boy's in the coal industry. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel October 10th 1960. Late. Page1.
Photo of long service awards being presented to retired employee's of Fenton colliery at the Railway Inn, at Fenton, on Saturday. Mr. G.W. Cumberbatch, Group Manager did the presentations. There's a full report on this on page 5 of this Edition. Page 5 Two recently retired N.C.B. officials were the guests of honour at a concert held at the Sneyd Hotel Tunstall, on Saturday. They were the former Training Officer Mr. George Loton, and the former Fireman, Mr. George Boughey, both had completed 35 years service at Parkhouse colliery, when they retired three weeks ago.

Evening Sentinel October 11th 1960. Late. Page13.
The value of Pneumatic systems was stressed last night at a meeting of the North Staffordshire Branch of the Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineer's in a paper given by Mr. A.T. Tinsdale. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel October 12th 1960. Late. Page5.
Photo of the Civic Party which went down Hem Heath colliery Yesterday

Evening Sentinel October 13th 1960. Late. Page8.
Colliery Cameo. The end of the family pit. By W.H.C. Evening Sentinel October 15th 1960. Late. Page5.
North Staffordshire Coalfield Production was up 7.19% overall for the same period last year, and up 4.21% for this year so far. The number of men employed on October 1st although the highest in the division at 17,000, was down by 2,376.

Evening Sentinel October 26th 1960. Late. Page1.
Death as occurred of a well known figure in the North Staffordshire mining industry, Mr. Alfred Atherton of the Beeches, Keele, aged 89. He moved to Madeley colliery from Wigan in 1905 as Secretary and Commercial Manager. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel October 31st 1960. City Final. Page10.
Wolstanton colliery Angling Society in their first competition lost to Burslem Isaac Walton.

Evening Sentinel November 2nd 1960.Late. Page 6.
Colliery Cameo. Common market. By W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel November 5th 1960. Late. Page 1.
The 140 foot high boiler house chimney at the former Berry Hill colliery was demolished by Rafferty Bros. at 09.00 am yesterday. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel November 8th 1960. Late. Page 8.
A revision of working shifts in the mining industry is under consideration, it was reported at last night's meeting of the North Staffordshire Institute of Mining Engineer's. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel November 9th 1960. Late. Page 9.
No pits will close in the North Staffordshire Area, a spokesman for the West Midlands Division told the Sentinel.

Evening Sentinel November 10th 1960. Late. Page 8.
Two North Staffordshire girls, both miners' daughters are among the winners of 41 new scholarships run by the Coal Industry's Social Welfare Organisation. They are Lillian M. Heathcoat of New Street, Biddulph Moor, and Sheila Mannion of Brookfield Road, Badderley Green,. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel" Page 14. North Staffordshire miner boxers will have the match of the season with Maple leaf boxing club from Bootle, Liverpool. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel November 11th 1960. Late. Page 9.
Minnie pit rescue man dies at 86. Awarded the Rescue Medal in the Minnie pit disaster of 1915 at Halmer end, Mr William Thomas Sneyd of 52 Clumber Avenue Clayton, died in the Lymewood Hospital Newcastle at the age of 86. . More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel November 15th 1960. Late. Page 4.
North Staffordshire Coalfield Production was 449,260 tons, a decrease of 16,400 tons, or 3.52%, and a 43 week total of 4,495,793 tons, was 364,970 tons, or 7.5% below last year's production. North Staffordshire Area's manpower on the 29th October was 16,942, a reduction of 2,223 for the same period last year.

Evening Sentinel November 16th 1960. Late. Page 6.
Colliery Cameo. A rescue and a Shilling Chew. By W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel November 25th 1960. Late. Page 5.
The disused N.C.B. swimming baths at Smallthorn, could be used to meet the needs for swimming facilities, while the City's super baths was being built, was suggested by Mr. C.W. Ball at the City Council Meeting. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel November 28th 1960 Late. Page 10.
Retired miners at Victoria colliery Biddulph are to have a new club soon. The "Old Miners Club" is being formed on December 5th . More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel November 30th 1960 Late. Page 1.
The agreement announced yesterday, for subsidising a cash payment for concessionary coal for miners living in smokeless zones, "is a very big step foreword in Stoke on Trent's smoke control campaign" the Town Clerk Mr. Henry Taylor said today. More on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel December 8th 1960 Late. Page 4.
North Staffordshire Coalfield Production was 459,036 tons, a decrease of 20,710 tons. Manpower on the 26th November was16, 836, 2,151 fewer than the same period last year. North Staffordshire Coalfield produced a record output per man at the face (100.65 cwt) and overall(29.35 cwt) per man shift.

Evening Sentinel December 12th 1960. Late. Page 9.
"Silverdale colliery is not closing official" A N.C.B. Spokesman emphatically scotched all rumours that Silverdale colliery is to close, but a small colliery drift mine, the Glasshouse, Chesterton, is to close on December 31st

Evening Sentinel December 15th 1960. Late. Page 8.
Colliery Cameo. Seeing the old familiar face. By W.H.C.

Evening Sentinel December 16th 1960. Late. Page 8.
From today the Mines rescue station is now at Berry hill, it as moved from Glebe Street, Stoke, where it as been for the last 40 years.

Late final Page 1 N.C.B. workmen aboard a barge jumped for their lives with only seconds to spear when the bank of the Trent and Mersey canal collapsed at Boothen today. The barge was tossed like a toy through a 45 foot gap. There is a photograph and more on this article is on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel December 16th 1960. Final. Page 17.
Photo of Mr. David Plant being presented with a certificate for 51 years service in the mining industry by Mr. W.G. Cumberbatch.

Evening Sentinel December 23rd 1960. Late. Page 7.
Miners reached a new "Bull" week peak production. There was a record coal production in the North Staffordshire Area of (30.2cwt) where the previous best was (30.0cwt) which had been achieved three weeks earlier.

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