Chatterley Whitfield

The Sentinel of the 23rd of Dec 1946 reported_
Celebration of Nationalisation will take place on Sunday January the 5th 1947. Mr H Leason, Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent, will hoist National Coal Board flag at Sneyd. The deputy Lord Mayor Mr P Williams will be doing the honours at Glebe. Mr W Wingrove Chairman Biddulph Rural and District Council will raise the flag at Chatterley Whitfield, while Newcastle's Mayor Mr T Brant will be at Holditch.

Sentinal. April 19th 1948. Final. Page 4.
At an Inquest held yesterday in Hanley, on Mr. Arnold Poole aged 36, of 36, Cliff Street, Smallthorne, the Coroner returned a verdict that death was due to suffocation, caused by a roof fall at Chatterly Whitfield colliery.

Sentinel May 13th 1948. City Final.Page 1.
Mr Arthur Rowley of 1 Goodfellow Street, Tunstall, a miner at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, died in the N.S.R.I., of spinal and other injuries, when struck by runaway wagons.

Sentinel June 2nd 1948. City Final.Page 1.
In Inquests held on two miners, each died in roof falls at seperate colleries. A verdict of accidental death was recorded, on Owen Victor Wilson, aged 48, of 19 Wakefield Road, Trent Vale, who worked at Sutherland pit, of Stafford Coal and Iron, Fenton and Frederick A. Pool;e, aged 36, of 38 Cliff Street, Smallthorne, who worked at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Sentinel June 12th 1948. Final.Page 1.
Mr. Thomas Shaw, of 78, High Street, Harriseahead, was yesterday awarded the B.E.M. Mr Shaw has worked in the mining industry for more than sixty years, fiftyfive of them at the coalface. For thirty years at Whitfield colliery, then at Black Bull, and finally at Victoria colliery.

Sentinal. November 29th 1948. City Final. Page. 4.
Underground worker at Whitfild colliery. Frank Chilton, aged 50, of Mount Pleasant Road, The Bank, Scholar Green, was admitted to the N. S. R. I. with a fractured spine.

Sentinel. December 9th 1948. Final. Page 4.
Three men at the Hesketh pit of Chatterly Whitfield colliery, are believed to have lost their lives. Mr. Samuel Richard Hughes, aged 38, of 89, Biddulph Road, Chell Green, a Fireman. Mr. Harry Cooke, aged 32, of 48, Stringer Street, Biddulph. Mr. Percy Shearer, aged 38, of Hill Top, Brown Edge, Haulage hand. There are two photographs. A full report can be seen in this page of the "Sentinal." There is more on this on this, plus photographs of Hughes and Shearer in the City Final Edition of the Sentinal on this date.

Sentinal. December 10th 1948. City Final. Page 1.
1,500 workers idle after fire at City colliery. Full report on fire.

Sentinal. December 11th 1948. City Final. Page 1.
The body of Mr. Percy Shearer, one of the men who lost his life in the Chatterly Whitfield colliery fire, as been recovered.

Sentinal. December 13th 1948. Final. Page 1.
There was a full turn up at Chatterly Whitfield colliery, larger indeed than a average Monday, the N. C. B. said today, following the fire last Thursday at the Hesketh and Institute pits.

Sentinal. December 15th 1948. City Final. Page 1.
North Staffordshire Coalfields output was i35,709 tons, against 143.707 tons a year ago a decrease of 7.998 tons. [5.57%] Two collieries, Madeley and Sneyd exceeded their previous best output since Nationalisation, this as been achieved for four weeks in succession .The fire at Whitfield Contributed to the decrease, or it would have been a record since Nationalisation.

Sentinal. December 18th 1948. City Final. Page 4.
At an Hanley inquest the Coroner paid tribute to Mr. John Horton, aged 70, of 87, Waterloo Road, Burslem, who had being doing heavy work underground, at Chatterly Whitfield colliery all his life, prior to his death. Death was due to left ventricle failure, due to coronary thrombosis.

Evening Sentinel Jan 3rd 1949 Page 1. F.
About 450 people over 65 employees and ex-employees of Chatterley Whitfield colliery, were entertained by the baths management committee to a tea and entertainment on Saturday evening. Photo of cutting a three tier cake, by Mr. John Broad who has been in the industry for 65 years.

Evening Sentinel Jan 29th 1949 Page 1 F.
A Hanley inquest was held on 3 men who lost their lives in an underground fire at the Hesketh pit of Chatterley Whitfield colliery on Decmber 9th 1948. E.R. Shearer age 62, S.R. Hughes age 38 and H. Cooke age 32. Inquest adjourned.

Evening Sentinel July 19th 1949 Page 1.
The last two bodies, Mr. R. Hughes and Mr. H. Cooke, who lost their lives when fire broke out in the Hesketh pit at Chatterley Whitfield on December 9th 1948, have been recovered.
Page 5. The second annual North Staffs area miners’ welfare athletic sports were held on Saturday at Sneyd colliery sports ground. (Full report and list of winners.)

Evening Sentinel Sep. 6th 1949 Page 5.
A 27-year-old Polish miner, S. Osacivk as taken to the Haywood hospital during the night with injuries to his back, sustained when he was caught in a roof fall at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 22nd 1949 Page 3.
A miner at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, Mr. G. Leese age 27 was admitted to the NSRI yesterday with head injuries. He was caught by run-away wagons.

Evening Sentinel Oct 19th 1949 Page 1.
Two miners were admitted into the NSRI yesterday with leg injuries received in an accident at Chatterley Whitfield colliery. They were F. Chadock age 44 and D. Howell age 68.

Sentinel October 18th 1950 front page
Pit seam sealed precaution at Chatterley Whitfield the Banbury-Seam has been sealed of with sandbags.men withdrawn and sent to other pits to work.

Sentinel October 18th 1950 Late paper front page
Photo of Chatterley Whitfield of sand being taken down the Institute pit.

Sentinel 20th Feb 1951
Report on the three men killed at Chatterley Whitfield in Dec 1948. Cheques sent out to dependants.

Sentinel 26th April 1951
Samuel Swinscoe age 62 injured at C/Whitfield.

Sentinel 27th April 1951
Two miners injured at C/Whitfield. Mr Amos Holdcroft, 133 High St Harrishead (head), and, Leonard Slaney of 23 Lea St Packmore (back)

Sentinel 3rd Dec 1951city final page 1.
Chatterley Whitfield miner Mr Arnold Fox was injured at 5 a m when the bus he was travelling in skidded on ice before crashing into a pylon.

21/1/52 page 3.
Pit rescue winners. Victoria team awards. North Staffs rescue competition and social at Chat Whit colliery canteen, engraved miniature cups to Victoria and barometers to Sneyd

Evening Sentinel. January 3rd 1952. Final. Page 5.
Two miners were admitted to the N.S.R.I. with injuries sustained at Chatterley Whitfield colliery yesterday. They were Mr. Charles Birchall aged 63, of Block 1, Flat 1, St. John's Wood, Kidsgrove. He received injuries to his legs, when a tub he was loading ran forward. Mr. Harold Clewlow of 5, Sherwood road, Lightwood. Received injuries to his right leg.

Evening Sentinel. January 28th 1952. Late Page 5.
Long service awards were presented last night at the Leopard Hotel Burslem, to 5 miners who had worked collectively at Chatterly Whitfield colliery for 295 year's were presented with certificates. More on this can be seen on this page in the "Sentinel"

Evening Sentinel. March 12th 1952. Final. Page 5.
While working at Chatterly Whitfield colliery yesterday, Mr. Anthony Brunt an 18 year old miner, of 21 Colley Road, Chell, received injuries to his neck, and was admitted to the N.S.R. I.

Evening Sentinel. March 25th 1952. Final. Page 5.
Mr. Joseph Jones aged 52, a surface worker of, 16, Copley Street, Tunstall, collapsed and died at Chatterly Whitfield colliery yesterday.

Evening Sentinal. March 29th 1952. Final. Page 1.
[Photo] Chatterly Whitfield colliery, cricket cup competition winners, which was the Hesketh team who won the inter colliery competition.

Evening Sentinel. April 22nd 1952. Final Page 5.
Two miners were fatally injured in an underground accident at Chatterly Whitfield colliery. They were Mr. George Heath aged 31, a haulage hand of Williamson Avenue, Norton, and Mr. Joseph Henry Whithurst, aged 26, a ripper, of Mellor Street, Packmoor. Both men were single. More on this in the "Sentinel" on this page. The report of the Inquest is on page 5 of the Final Edition of the "Sentinel" on April 24th.

Evening Sentinel. May 12th 1953. Late. Page 5
A 19 year old trainee was praised at a inquest at Hanley for his efforts to save the life of a colleague who was trapped by a fall of dirt at Chatterley Whitfield colliery. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death on Harold Owen, a ripper, aged 60, of 17, Bank Street, Rookery. More on this article can be seen on this page.

Evening Sentinel. July 9th 1953. Late Final Page 5
A 44, year old Biddulph miner was killed yesterday afternoon. Mr. William Taylor, of 24, Congleton Road, he was killed at the Hesketh pit, at Chatterley Whitfield colliery. He had noticed that three tubs were not in the cage properly and had attempted to adjust them when the cages started to go up, and he was crushed between the tubs and the side of the shaft, and he was taken up to the next level.

Evening Sentinel. July25th 1953. Late Page 5
Prizes were presented to six boys whose essay’s were regarded as the best from High Street, Secondary Modern School, Tunstall, by Mr. W.H. Brown, and Mr. R. Trigg, Manager and Training Officer of Chatterley Whitfield colliery. A total of sixty boys paid a visit to the colliery recently.

Evening Sentinel. October 16th 1953. Late. Page 8.
. Photograph of Stoke-on-Trent Rotary Club Vocational Service Committee after they had paid a visit to Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Sentinel 15th June 1954, late, page 1.
Chatterley Whitfield, 7 men were injured when a full man-riding trolley ran into an empty trolley.

Sentinel 16th June 1954, final, page 7.
Mr William Frost was found wandering around in a daze following a man-riding accident at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. He was later said to be comfortable in the N.S.R.I.

Sentinel 29th June 1954, late final, page 7.
Mr Alec Gibson, age 66yrs. He had worked at Chatterley Whitfield for 52 yrs. The following day there was a photograph of this man on page 1.

Sentinel 27th Aug 1954, late, page.
Veteran miner and his wife celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Mr G Beardmore worked in the mining industry for 49yrs. He worked at Ford Green for 27yrs, and 22yrs at Chatterley Whitfield.

Sentinel 28th Oct 1954 (late p8)
Gunter Hemisz injured in a roof fall at Chatterley Whitfield. He is said to be comfortable.,

Sentinel 20th December 1954 City final p8)
Two shot firers from Chatterley Whitfield were fined by the Stipendiary Magistrates for breaches of the Coal Mines Acts.

Sentinel 12th January 1955 L p10
National Coal Board give notice to Biddulph Council that they intended to extend the underground workings at Victoria and Chatterley Whitfield.

Sentinel 20th January 1955 L p5
An appeal was launched for financial help for Mr J Mountford of Tunstall who was badly injured following a roof fall at Chatterley Whitfield. Mr Mountford is married with six children. It was hoped to raise £1500. Same addition page 7 there was a report of an accident to Mr A Banner again at Chatterley Whitfield. He was described as rather poorly with spinal and leg injuries.

Sentinel 17th February 1955 L p5
Article on local boxers appearing at the N.C.B. finals to be held at the Victoria hall Hanley. Among those mentioned were Tony Cotterill from Parkhall Colliery, P Brindley Hanley Deep, and Gordon Lythgoe of Chatterley Whitfield.

Sentinel 28th February 1955 L p7
many local boxers win championships at the N.C.B. tournament. There was Tony Cotterill from Parkhall, Harold Brown and Alec Atkin from Chatterley Whitfield, Ernie Ball from Victoria, Eddie Edwards from Wolstanton, John Stanway from Berryhill, G Cataldi from Stafford, and George Shufflebottom From Glebe.

Sentinel 15th March 1955 L p5
Photograph and article on 80 years old Mr James Gibson. Mr Gibson started work at Chatterley Whitfield in 1888 aged 13 years. From there he went to Biddulph Iron Works, before returning to Norton Colliery in 1917. Currently in charge of the surface conveyor Mr Gibson says he as no intention of retiring.

Sentinel 4th May 1955 L p1
Pit worker found dead in the shaft bottom at Chatterley Whitfield. A colliery official said the man had died of Head injuries. The cause was not yet known.

Sentinel 7th May 1955 L p5
An Inquest at Hanley brought in a verdict of accidental death on Mr Maurice Tate who worked in the Institute pit bottom at Chatterley Whitfield. It was thought a tub might have struck him.

Sentinel 11th May 1955 C f p1
Face workers at Victoria and Chatterley Whitfield joins Norton on strike. The N.C.B. say the dispute at these collieries are for different reasons. Joe Woolridge N.U.M. secretary at Norton said his men would go back to work for a guaranteed wage of 55/- per shift.

Sentinel 13th June 1955 L p7
Local collieries successful at the miners’ gala in Tamworth. Victoria won the tug of war; Holditch came runners up in the relay. Representing Chatterley Whitfield, the Noveljettes won the dance competition, with Berryhill second, and Florence third.

Sentinel 2nd July 1955 L p13
photo of the Chatterley Whitfield rescue team completing in the in the North Staffs area competition at Glebe St rescue station.

Sentinel 29th July 1955 Lf p1
Great photo of 5 men at Chatterley Whitfield showing the white £5 notes they had just received in their holiday pay.

Sentinel 6th September 1955 L p5
Mr and Mrs J Howard of Gorsey Hill Norton celebrated their golden wedding. The happy couple came to live in the potteries in 1905 from Rochdale. For 36 yrs Mr Howard was chief electrical engineer at Chatterley Whitfield.

Sentinel 22nd September 1955 L p5
At the N.C.B. playoff bowling finals on the green at Florence Colliery, Madeley colliery beat Foxfield colliery. In another competition, Chatterley Whitfield beat Madeley to win the knockout final for the second successive year (full tables shown) the trophies were presented by N.U.M. area secretary Mr H Lockett.

Sentinel 24th October 1955 L p10
Photograph of Mrs Rowland Bennett Area production manager presenting the trophies to Mr C Davies captain and members of the Madeley colliery Bowing team at Stokes Jubilee Hall. On the same page there is a list of Prize winners. Chatterley Whitfield Junior Brass Band provided the entertainment.

Sentinel 26th October 1955 L p10
article on the funeral of 85-year-old Richard Steele who had been an Overman at Chatterley Whitfield for more than 31 years. He had also been a member of Norton Cricket Club for 60 years.

Sentinel 24th November 1955 L p 9
Photograph of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Manager making a presentation to bowls team captain Mr R Steel for winning the area championship.

Evening Sentinel. April 20th 1956 Late Page 14.
An Italian miner who was alleged to have struck a Ripper with a spade in Hesketh pit, Chatterley Whitfield colliery was fined £3 with £2-12s-0d costs, at Burslem stipendiary Magistrates court.

Sentinel 23rd April 1956 Late Page 10
North Staffs Miner- Boxers Reach Finals, Photographs Ernest Ball age 21 Victoria Colliery. Eddie Edwards age 24 Glasshouse Colliery. Harold Brown age 19 Chatterley Whitfield Colliery

Evening Sentinel. April 23rd 1956 City Final Page 1.
The N.C.B. office in London today have stated that at least four North Staffordshire collieries are to receive major reconstruction, they are, Stafford, Holditch, Wolstanton and Chatterley Whitfield collieries. There’s more on this article on this page.

Sentinel 19th May 1956 Late page 5
Photograph of derailed wagons at Chatterley Whitfield, level crossing in Scotia Road, Tunstall. Ten loaded coal wagons were derailed shortly after ten o’clock this morning, causing a complete road block for 2 hours.

Evening Sentinel. June 12th 1956 Late Page 10.
The Funeral took place yesterday at Kidsgrove of Mr. Edwin Hadley, aged 66, of 16, Stonebank Road, Kidsgrove, who was employed first at Birchenwood colliery for 35 years, then at Chatterley Whitfield colliery until he retired. He was the son of the late Mr. William Hadley, the manager of Birchenwood colliery when it was owned by Heath family.

Evening Sentinel. August 13th 1956 Late. Page5.
The funeral took place on Saturday of Mr. John Goodwin, of 23, Hannah Street, Tunstall, who in 1952 was awarded the B.E.M. medal for services to the coal industry. Mr. Goodwin who was 81, retired from Chatterley Whitfield colliery, at the age of 78, after 64 year of unbreakable service.

Evening Sentinel. September 13th 1956 Late. Page5.
Thirty four young sons of City miners are carrying on their Fathers tradition in music by playing in a colliery band, 4 times a week they meet in Chatterley Whitfield colliery canteen to practice.

Evening Sentinel. December 13th 1956 Late. Page. 7.
Two miners on their way to work at Chatterley Whitfield colliery were injured in a road accident in Colliery Lane, the approach road to the colliery early today, the men both surface workers were 25, year old motor cyclist, Geoffery Yardley, of 6, Railway Street, Tunstall, and, Thomas Farrington, aged 21, of 45, Broomhill Street, Tunstall, who was walking to work. Both were taken to the N.S.R.I. where they were detained with Concussion and Head injuries.

Sentinel 9th March 1957 late p3
Photograph and description of a presentation to Mr R Mayer of a television. He was retiring from Chatterley Whitfield after 51years. During his service he had been a fireman for27 years, and captain of the rescue team.

Sentinel 17th July 1957 late Final p4
44 year old Mr Fredrick Gibson collapsed and died while at work at Chatterley Whitfield on the 16th July.

Sentinel 5th Nov1957 late p7
Karol Sosna a 40 years old face worker was killed at Chatterley Whitfield buried by a fall.

Sentinel 16th Dec 1957 late p5
At a dinner in the Princes hall in Burslem Mr W Simcox Area Production Manager said Chatterley Whitfield would be second to none.

Evening Sentinel. January 6th 1958. Late. Page 4. .
Photograph of 74 year old Mr. A. Vernon, who is still working at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, and has been doing so for the past 61 years.

Evening Sentinel. January 14th 1958. Late. Page 1.
Photograph of a Chatterley Whitfield miner, who as won £16,000, on a fixed odds coupon, but will remain a miner on the Hesketh face.

Evening Sentinel. January 18th 1958. Late. Page1.
Eighteen men in the hand mine seam of Chatterley Whitfield colliery stopped work on the afternoon shift yesterday over payments. 270 tons of coal was lost.

Evening Sentinel. March 5th 1958. Late. Page 5.
Result of the N.C.B. No1. Group, First-aid competition held at Chatterley Whitfield colliery was: Senior shield, 1st Victoria colliery 480 points, 2nd Norton colliery398 points. Junior shield, 1st Norton colliery 341 points, 2nd Victoria colliery282 points. Chatterley Whitfield “L” team won the Wynne Cup. Late Final Page 10. Former colleagues at Chatterley Whitfield colliery where he worked for half a century until his retirement nine years ago were among the mourners at the funeral of Mr. William Jack, of 19, Endon Road, Norton. There is a list of mourners on this page.

Evening Sentinel. June 17th 1958. Late. Page 7.
Although he had been buried in a roof fall for one and half hours at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, the previous day Mr. George Edward Ditcher a member of Biddulph Urban Council attended the council committees last night.

Evening Sentinel. September 23rd Late. Page 6.
A new electric computer, which may revolutionise the N.C.B. pay system, “Big Jack” as been installed at Chatterley Whitfield colliery. There are photographs of the computer on this page.

Evening Sentinel. October 3rd Late. Page 1.
Two members of the Chatterley Whitfield No1 Group of the N.C.B. were paid tributes, who between them had more than ninety years service, they were Mr. Rex Badderley, of Knypersley, and Mr. Rowland Steele, Chell Green. There is a photograph on page 16 of the Final edition.

Evening Sentinel. November 3rd 1958. Late. Page 5.
Over 200 entries were received in the Chatterley Whitfield colliery Chrysanthemum Society, which was held at Ball Green Workingmen’s Club, on Saturday, A full list of prize winners is on this page.

Evening Sentinel. January 15th 1959. Late. Page 5.
A clock was presented to Mr. John W. Simcock, to mark his retirement from Chatterley Whitfield colliery, Mr. Simcock his, a City Councillor.

Evening Sentinel. February 6th 1959. Late. Page 4.
“Chatterley Whitfield colliery are getting sick to death of this kind of offence” said Superintendent Shepard at Burslem Stipendiary court yesterday, when six people, four women and two men, were fined for stealing coal from the tip. More on the court case, the names and finds are on this page.

Evening Sentinel. February 10th 1959. Late. Page5.
A 30 year old Sicilian was killed in an accident at Chatterley Whitfield colliery last night. He was Guieppe Baio of 276, Waterloo Road, Burslem, a married man who had been in this country since 1951. Mr. Baio was trapped by a large stone, approx nine feet by four feet, during a fall of dirt. When he was released, he was found to be dead. He was a packer at the Hesketh pit, Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel. February 12th 1959. Late. Page 1.
The body of Giuseppe Baio, a Sicilian miner, killed in a pit accident at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, was discovered in a strictly forbidden area of the pit, said the colliery deputy manager, Mr. J. Mountford. The jury returned a verdict that, Mr. Baio, died following a fall of roof. Death was due to Asphyxiation, with heavy haemorrhaging to the lungs, and fractured ribs.

Evening Sentinel. June 13th 1959. Late. Page 1.
Photograph of 62 year old Mr. Hugh Carp, Of 43, Badderley Green Lane, Badderley Green, has been employed at Chatterley Whitfield colliery since 1920.

Evening Sentinel. July 7th 1959. Special Edition. Page 3.
At Sneyd colliery sports ground on Saturday, Holditch colliery were the champion colliery, with Chatterley Whitfield colliery second and Wolstanton colliery third. All the results are on this page.

Evening Sentinel. July 20th 1959. Special Edition. Page 2.
Chatterley Whitfield colliery, won the West Midlands No1 Area Mines Rescue competition at Stoke on Saturday.

Evening Sentinel. October 26th 1959. Late Final. Page 1.
North Staffordshire came last in a 4 team N.C.B. Divisional mine rescue competition in Birmingham on Saturday. They were represented by Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

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 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

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 Jan. 5th 1961 Page 7.
Three sports grounds in North Staffordshire, costing £43,000 are among major items in this years West Midlands programme of the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. The grounds are associated with Wolstanton, Chatterley Whitfield and Hem Heath.

Evening Sentinel Feb 13th 1962 Page 12.
The development of a special type of underground chain conveyors, capable of storing up 50 and 100 tons of coal to offset temporary breakdowns. One system is already in use at Holditch colliery and another about to be installed at Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel Nov 8th 1962 Page 10.
NCB division and area safety competition awards were presented at Chatterley Whitfield colliery and Wolstanton yesterday. (Photo and details)

Evening Sentinel Nov27th 1962 Page 7.
Mr. J. Mountford who had worked at Chatterley Whitfield colliery for 40 years was killed in a haulage accident.

Evening Sentinel Nov 29th 1962 Page 7.
A former miner was awarded £1,905 damages and costs when he was severely injured at Chatterley Whitfield colliery on July 25th 1958.

Evening Sentinel Feb. 19th 1963 Page 1.
Mr. H. Widdowson, North Staffs central manager was on a panel, answering mining student’s questions on the costs of the Chatterley Whitfield, Holditch and Sneyd reconstruction scheme.

Evening Sentinel Feb. 22nd 1963 Page.1
Nine North staffs’ pits agreed to work the voluntary Saturday shift. Mr. Arnold Boote, age 57, a surface shunter at Chatterley Whitfield colliery was crushed between an upright and a truck, a doctor was called but Mr. Boote was dead.

Evening Sentinel March 19th 1963 Page 12.
Despite an increased accident rate in the area, Chatterley Whitfield have reduced their rate in 1962. Prizes were presented to 16 men from Whitfield and 11 from Victoria in connection with the NCB National Safety Year competition.

Evening Sentinel Dec 13th 1963 Page 8
Wolstanton colliery which is among the most up to date in the country will, next week draw its millionth ton of coal this year, the first time since nationlisation, that any colliery in North staffs has achieved this target. The millionth mark was achieved by Chatterly Whitfield colliery in 1937, 1938 and 1939 but it has not been hit since then.

Evening Sentinel Dec 16th 1963 Page 1.
Voluntary Saturday shift working at seven North Staffs pits yielded an estimate 5,479 tons of coal. Chatterley Whitfield, 1,807, Wolstanton, 1,626, Hem Heath 915, Foxfield 328, Holditch and Silverdale 300 tons each Florence 198 tons.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 21st 1963 Page 1 Late
North Staffs miners set new record, Chatterley Whitfield, overall 33.5 cwt Parkhouse 46.cwt.

Evening Sentinel Feb 29th 1964 page 3.
A gold wristwatch was presented to Mr. John Foy, to mark his retirement after 50years service in the mining industry, most of it at Chatterley Whitfield colliery. He began as a pony driver at Brown lees colliery when he was 14 and came to Whitfield in 1916. He became a junior official and later an overman, a position he held for 15 years. (Photo on page 8)

Evening Sentinel July 12th 1964 Page 1. L.F.
Driver T.R. Griffiths, receiving Blue Circle Trophy from the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent at a lorry driver of the year competition at Chatterley Whitfield colliery yesterday.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 28th 1964 Page 4.
Presentations of inscribed wristlet watches to retired members of Chatterley Whitfield branch of NACODS were made at a buffet dance at the Grand Hotel, Hanley, on Saturday.

Evening Sentinel Oct 28th 1964 Page 12 F.
A verdict of accidental death was recorded on Mr. L.J. Boughey, lorry driver, as he walked back to his vehicle a 14 cwt bucket of an excavator fell on him and crushed him to death at Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel Oct 29th 1964 Page 1. C.F.
Fifteen young miners left the group training face at Chatterley Whitfield colliery today and came up the pit, when a dispute developed over haulage work. Five of the miners said that when they were asked to go on the haulage, they were given to understand there wages would not drop, but in fact they lost eleven shillings a day.

Evening Sentinel June 14th 1965 Page 5.
Amos Holdcroft, president of North Staffs area of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers Association at Chatterley Whitfield colliery received the BEM in the Queen’s honors. (more on this)

Evening Sentinel Oct 4th 1965 1965 Page 7 F.
Photo of Hem heath colliery First Aid Captain Mr. J. McElhone treating a causality at a competition held at Kemball Training Centre on Saturday. (Details of competition at bottom of page.)

Evening Sentinel Oct 11th 1965 Page 10.
For the second year running Hem Heath were placed third in the final of the West Midlands annual mines rescue competition which took place at Chatterley Whitfield colliery on Saturday.

Evening Sentinel Nov 13th 1965 Page 6
Chatterley Whitfield colliery anglers received trophies won during the season at the Norton Arms. (Further details.)

Evening Sentinel Jan1st 1966 Page 10
A prominent mining engineer died yesterday, Mr. H.J. Crofts age 80. Mr. Crofts was a joint managing director of Chatterley Whitfield colliery. He was awarded the C.B.E. in June 1948 for his services to mining. .

Evening Sentinel March 1st 1966 Page 7. F.
Productivity at Chatterley Whitfield colliery reached record performance of 39.6 cwt a man shift in the levels for a second week running. The figure for all employees was 39.7 cwt a rise of almost 1 cwt. .

Evening Sentinel March 7th 1966 Page 10 C.F.
Photo of Mr. Whimpenny, who recently retired after 45 years service in the mining industry, receiving a watch from Mr. J. Gleaves on behalf of the Chatterley Whitfield branch of the N.A.C.O.D.S. at the Grand Hotel, Hanley, on Saturday. Mr Whimpenny was an overman at the colliery for 30 years. .

Evening Sentinel March 16th 1966 Page 1 C.F.
Photo of miners at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, at the end of their shift after breaking a two-year productivity record. (Full story on page 12) .

Evening Sentinel July 25th 1966 Page 5
Wolstanton have won the cup in the NCB North Staffs area fire fighting competition for the third year running in succession. Chatterley Whitfield were 2nd and Silverdale 3rd. .

Evening Sentinel Nov 15th 1966 Page 5 F.
Photo of Mr. T. Goodwin, a haulage hand at Chatterley Whitfield colliery who retired recently after 45 years service in the mining industry. He received an inscribed gold wristwatch from Mr. T. Heath on behalf of his colleagues. .

Evening Sentinel Dec 20th 1966 Page 5 F.
Mr. K. Berzniek, was killed earlier today at Chatterley Whitfield colliery by a fall of roof. He was married with 2 children. .

Evening Sentinel Dec 29th 1966 Page 4 F.
Mr. W. Nicholson age 33, a Jamaican, broke colliery safety regulations and died, a Stoke inquest was told today. Mr Nicholson was working at the face at Chatterley Whitfield colliery when he was trapped by a roof fall. Workmates rescued him but he died the next day in hospital. .

Evening Sentinel Jan. 24th 1968 Page 5. F.
The supporting girders at present used in the pits were more liable to “spring” out of position than girders used six or seven years ago. This was stated by Mr. Perter Smallman, manager at Chatterley Whitfield colliery at a Stoke inquest yesterday on Mr. E.J. Statham who died after an accident at the colliery on Jan 8th. Verdict accidental death.

Evening Sentinel Feb. 8th 1968 Page 6. L.F.
Photo of North Staffs area coal queen, Miss P. Smith pictured handing out national savings leaflets at Chaterley Whitfield colliery yesterday as miners came up from the day-shift.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 23rd. 1968 Page 1. F.
The funeral took place in Burslem today of Mr. A. Badderley of Norton. He was a former president of the Midlands Area NUM. He was age 70 and retired in 1962. In his early years he worked at Chatterley Whitfield age 14 and also worked at Norton colliery. (Service and list of mourners Sep 24th page 7. F.)

Evening Sentinel Dec 9th 1968 Page 10 L.F.
Once more zooming to new records, the coal-face men at Silverdale colliery. Productivity shot up by fifteen and a half cwt from the previous week record to 460.7 cwt. Same page Mr. Sid Bloor, North staffs NCB mines rescue superintendent died in hospital last night. He was 58 and was superintendent for South Staffs until he moved to Berryhill in 1960. His career began at Chatterley Whitfield colliery in 1944.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 13th 1968 Page 22. F.
The Midlands area of the NUM, appointed as mining engineer Mr G.A. Haslett age 42. At present he is assistant manager at Chatterley Whitfield. He takes his new appointment on Jan. 6th.

Evening Sentinel April 26th 1969 Page 10. F.
Officials and workers at Chatterley Whitfield colliery said fond fair-well with gifts to two old friends last night. Mr G.A. Hazlett who has taken up a new post as a consultant engineer with the NUM at Stafford after 11 years as assistant manager. Also Mr. S. Powell age 64 who has retired as assistant engineer at the colliery because of ill health. He has worked there for 50 years.

Evening Sentinel 11th June 1969 Page 1. L.
Chatterley Whitfield colliery, with a manpower of more than 1,000 men has been officially placed in “jeopardy” by the NCB.

Evening Sentinel June12th 1969 Page 1. F.
The NUM are confident that the plans they have, will put Chatterley Whitfield colliery back on its feet if the Coal Board are prepared to discuss them in the interests of retaining the colliery.

Evening Sentinel July 4th 1969 Page 13. F.
Mr. W. Rowley age 59 collapsed and died while he was working on the coal screening plant at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel July 8th 1969 Page 14. L.F.
Efforts to make Chatterley Whitfield colliery a viable pit in an endeavour to have removed from the NCBs official “jeopardy” list, have been taken a further stage.

Evening Sentinel Aug 21st 1969 Page 7. F.
Productivity records were set up at Chatterley Whitfield colliery. Output for all employees last week rose to 47.5 cwt a man-shift. Coalface workers also achieved a record of 203.6 cwt a Man-shift, 13 cwt above the previous record level.

Evening Sentinel Sep 15th 1969 Page 12 F.
A live detonator was found in house-hold coal at Brown Edge yesterday. The coal was traced to Chatterly Whitfield colliery whose security officer took charge of the detonator.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 5th 1969 Page 1. F.
There were two coalface records at North Staffs collieries. Chatterley Whitfield, 204.4 cwt and Holditch, 221.8 cwt.

Evening Sentinel April 29th 1970 Page 7. F.
Wolstanton, Chatterley Whitfield and Victoria collieries are three of North Staffs pits about which the NCB are having discussions with the unions. It was stressed that the plans had not been finalised.

Evening Sentinel May 21st 1970 Page 8. F.
Chatterley Whitfield colliery, have been awarded the Harold Lockett Trophy, by the NCB for their thrift during the last year. Wolstanton was in second place.

Evening Sentinel Aug 22nd 1970 Page 10. F.
Photo of Mr. R.J. Hunter, Staffordshire’s area director of the NCB, presenting the Harold Lockett cup awarded for the best national savings record of any NCB unit in Staffordshire, to Peter Smallman, manager of Chatterley Whitfield colliery yesterday.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 31st 1970 Page 1. F.
Photo. Happy new year, for miners at Chatterley Whitfield colliery with a notice telling them that the colliery has been removed from the NCB jeopardy list. Page 6. Photo. The “Alpine look for the Hanley Forest Park scheme. The snow covered landscape spoil tips of Sneyd colliery.

Evening Sentinel March 5th 1971 Page 13. F.
This weekend, Mr. B. Hargreaves, age 65 retires after a life-time service to the coal industry and from the pit where he was born and has worked all his life, Chatterley Whitfield colliery. He began as a wagon repairer in 1920.

Evening Sentinel April 14th 1971 Page 1. F.
An optimistic view of the future for the Midlands area coal field, including those in North Staffs was given by Mr. W. Miron, he told a news conference. The removal of Chatterley whitfield colliery from the list of pits in jeopardy meant that no Midlands area mines remained in that category.

Evening Sentinel April 30th 1971 Page 1. C.F.
Production in a coal district at Chatterley Whitfield colliery was at a stand-still today as fire fighters battled against a “heating” which is threatening the pits productivity records. The heating began four days ago and it has been fluctuating in intensity.

Evening Sentinel May 5th 1971 Page 5. F.
Partial production is underway in a coal district at Chatterley Whitfield colliery a week after it was hit by an underground fire.

Evening Sentinel. January 27th 1972. Final Page 1.
A grim warning was issued by the N.C.B. to striking miners at Florence colliery, that the pit needs extra attention to avoid serious underground fire. They also expressed serious concern over Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel. January 31st 1972. Final Page 1.
The N.C.B. have sealed off two pit faces, one is the nineteen’s face in the Great Row seam at Florence colliery, the other is the North Bambury at Chatterley Whitfield, and it will cost £250,000 in lost machinery. There is also intensive heating at three other faces at Florence colliery and in the eighteens face at Hem Heath.

Evening Sentinel. February 2nd 1972. Final Page 1.
Photograph of striking miners from Victoria colliery and Chatterley Whitfield colliery cutting logs at Knypersley Club for distribution to the old folk in the Biddulph area.

Evening Sentinel. February 11th 1972. Final Page 8.
A good turn turned into a tragedy at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, an inquest jury heard at Tunstall yesterday. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death on Mr. Frank Wilde, of 94, Conway-road, Knypersley, who died on December 7th as a result of a roof fall at the colliery. Mr. Wilde, who was the Underground Manager at the time, was supervising work on a section of roof that had been liable to collapse. As the Manager Mr. Wilde did not have to help with the actual work, but did so as a “good turn”, Mr. Wilde was placing pieces of wood on to of the Hydraulic Chocks in order to support the roof. Mr. Wilde was heard to shout and try to get under cover. Mr. Wilde was in a sitting position when he was recovered from the roof fall he was given artificial respiration, but was found to be dead when he arrived at the surface. The cause of death was lacerations to the brain, due to fractures of the skull.

Evening Sentinel. May 10th 1972. City Final Page 1.
Photograph of a former Chatterley Whitfield pit boy, Mr. Ernest Davenport, who is now a well known American artist. After emigrating in 1910, is seen with his sister Mrs. Ethel Legg.

Evening Sentinel. May 19th 1972. Final Page 7.
A record player cabinet was presented to Mr. Ralph Sherratt in recognition of his 46 years with the N.C.B. A power drill and travelling clock was presented by Mr. Bacharach Manager of Norton Colliery. Mr. Sherratt started work in the accounts as a clerk at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, and ended his career as Cash and Records Supervisor at Norton colliery.

Evening Sentinel. June 27th 1972. Final Page 9.
Two Chell Heath, boys and their friend, released the brakes on coal wagons in a siding and caused nearly £1,300 worth of damage, the City Juvenile court was told yesterday, the boys aged 12-13 were playing at the sidings at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel. June 28th 1972. Final Page 1.
Two new coal faces are being opened each about 200 yards long, replacing those which were lost during the miners strike earlier this year. They will have modern power supports and sheerer loaders and will cost about £250,000. The one at Chatterley Whitfield colliery is to be in the “hard mine” seam, the other one is to be at Florence colliery, and it will bring the total number of faces to five.

Evening Sentinel. July 3rd 1972. Late Page 14.
The mining industry was virtually back to normal, Florence colliery which as a new face, reported a very good turn-out for the day shift. Chatterley Whitfield was another colliery with a new face reported a good turn-out.

Evening Sentinel. September 12th 1972. City Final Page 14.
A 66 year old retired Chatterley Whitfield miner died from an industrial disease sustained while working down the pit, a City Coroner’s inquest heard yesterday, Mr. John Daniel Moston, of 6A, Catherine-road, Chell Heath, was in receipt of 100% pension for Pneumoconiosis.

Evening Sentinel. October 2nd 1972. Final Page 6.
Photograph of the Chatterley Whitfield branch of the N.A.C.O.D.S. held a dinner at the Grand Hotel, Hanley, on Saturday, Mr. Arthur Clarke who has recently retired after 48 years service with the colliery as secretary receiving a gold watch from Mr. Leonard Banbury for 20 years service as a branch official, also in the photograph is Mr. John Gleaves, who his the retiring secretary, he is seen receiving a cheque to mark 17 years service.

Evening Sentinel. October 25th 1972. Final Page 5.
The N.C.B. have launched a safety drive, fifty pits throughout the country are involved, Florence and Norton collieries have already started, Chatterley Whitfield is the next to start.

Evening Sentinel June 8th 1973 Page 1 F.
Further speculation on the future of Chatterley Whitfield colliery, with a labour force of around 834 has flared up this week. Once the Banbury seam is closed it would become a two-face pit.

Evening Sentinel June 22nd 1973 Page 1 F.
Proposals by the Coal Board for the incorporation, in about 2 years time, of operations at Chatterley Whitfield colliery, with adjacent collieries, notably Wolstanton are now under discussion with the NUM.

Evening Sentinel Aug 22nd 1973 Page 17 F.
Mr. P. Smallman, manager of Chatterley Whitfield presented a long service certificate for 51 years to Mr. W. Bradbury at the presentations to miners of the colliery at Fegg Hayes miners’ welfare last night.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 21st 1973 Page 7. L.
More than 200 miners and colliery officials attended a dinner at the Grand Hotel, Hanley, last night. The function was for miners from four North Staffs pits, Silverdale, Norton, Holditch and Chatterley Whitfield. Each of these pits has gained honours in the NCB safety campaigns and competitions.

Evening Sentinel Jan 8th 1974 Page 6 F.
One of Stoke-on-Trent’s biggest collieries could soon become a tourist attraction, for there are now plans to turn Chatterley Whitfield colliery into a pit museum.

Evening Sentinel Jan 9th 1974 Page 22 F.
The NCB denied that there was any question of closing Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel Feb 1st Crewe
Plan to turn Chatterley Whitfield colliery into a working museum was described as a fantastic illusion at yesterday’s city council. Alderman W. Whithouse suggested that the NCB should be informed that the city council were not interested. Other councillors supported the scheme.

Evening Sentinel July 18th 1974 Page 13 L.
The long expected integration of Chatterley Whitfield colliery with Wolstanton colliery, confirmed by the Coal Board yesterday, means that about 140 of the 680 men will be surplus to requirements at the Tunstall pit.

Evening Sentinel July 19th 1974 Page 24 F.
A former official of the Chatterley Whitfield NUM alleged discrimination in the compilation of the list of 137 miners due to be transferred to other pits as a result of integration of Chatterley with Wolstanton

Evening Sentinel July 23rd 1974 Page 7 Crewe
NUM branch officials at Chatterley Whitfield colliery have come to arrangements with management, which will be of benefit to older members and enable them to remain at the colliery.

Evening Sentinel Aug 12th 1974 Page 11 F.
Two long-standing productivity records have been smashed at the now single face Chatterley Whitfield colliery. They produced 5.771 tons of coal to beat their previous best output by 3 tons.

Evening Sentinel Sep 3rd 1974 Page 14 Crewe
Plans to convert the major part of Chatterley Whitfield colliery to public open space and agricultural land were agreed in principle by the City Land and Reclamation Committee yesterday.

Evening Sentinel Feb 27th 1975 Page 11. F.
Mr. Wilf Simcock, a safety inspector with the NUM for the last 25 years made his last inspection yesterday at Norton colliery, where his father was killed in 1939. He worked in the mining industry more than 50 years. Mr. Simcock joined the industry as a fireman’s lad at Chatterly Whifield colliery, where he became a deputy.

Evening Sentinel July 18th 1975 Page 1 C.F.
There is no question of Chatterly Whitfield colliery closing by the end of the year, an NCB spokesman said today.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 26th 1975 Page 13. F.
Miners at Chatterley Whitfield colliery have made history by setting a new productivity and output record. The overall output per man-shift in September was on average 54 cwt. This is the highest productivity in the history of the pit, which is 135 years old and employs 500 men.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 18th 1975 Page 12. L.
The NCB said the life expectancy of Victoria colliery, Biddulph, was between 7 and 10 years, also the workforce at Chatterley Whitfield colliery would be reduced from 600 to 386 when merged with Wolstanton colliery.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 14th 1975 Page 13. F.
The 580 men Chatterley Whitfield colliery has set new records in productivity for the second time in three months. The overall productivity has been boosted to 54.2 cwt per man shift.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 5th 1975 Page 12 Crewe
Underground roadways, to link Chatterley Whitfield and Wolstanton, were spot on. The new 590 yards long tunnel 18 feet wide and 15 feet high connected the collieries. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Dec. 1st 1975 Page 16. F.
Chatterley Whitfield, Tunstall, set another record today with an overall output of 57.4 cwt. About 12 cwt above the national average. At Florence colliery miners responded to the drive for more coal by setting a new face output per man shift record of 332.6 cwt. The previous best was 319.8 cwt in 1971.

Evening Sentinel Feb 18th 1976 Page 1. F.
The unpopular miners overtime ban could be officially called off in its first week, following mounting pressure from a number of areas. Mr. Joe Gormley, who was on a meet the lads visit at Chatterley Whitfield, said he will deal with it on his return to London.

Evening Sentinel March 31st 1976 Page 9. F.
Two North Staffs mining men, D. Broom age 37, assistant superintendent at Berry hill Rescue station and P. Moxon age 33, his part-time rescue colleague, who is fire officer at Chatterley Whitfield colliery have received a total of £1.000 from the invention awards panel for designing a personnel recovery stretcher.

Evening Sentinel April 21st 1976 Page 7. Crewe
A former manager in 1926 and joint General manager in 1932 of Chatterley Whitfield, Captain R.C. Wain has died at the age of 83.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 19th 1976 Page 9. Crewe
New mining techniques currently being studied by the NCB have already been tried in the North Staffs coalfield, at Chatterley Whitfield, Florence and Hem Heath.

Evening Sentinel. July 11th 1977 City Final. Page 14.
Investigations today were being made into a fire at Chatterley Whitfield colliery which wooden supports were set ablaze. Children were thought to be responsible for the fire

Evening Sentinel. July 27th 1977 Final. Page 9.
Safety curtains had not been installed at Wolstanton colliery when a middle aged miner was killed, an inquest jury heard at Kidsgrove yesterday. Polish born John Dolezy died instantly, after he was struck on the head by a piece of coal. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Mr. Dolezy aged 56, of 37 Queens-Drive Biddulph, had been transferred from Chatterley Whitfield colliery earlier this year.

Evening Sentinel. November 11th 1977 Late Crewe Final. Page 5.
“Staffordshire would be backing a winner with the creation of a national mining museum at Chatterley Whitfield colliery” these comments were made by Mr. John Brown, director of the Heart of England tourist board, at their annual conference at the Wedgwood College, Barlaston.

Evening Sentinel. December 14th 1977 Late Crewe Final. Page. 9
A board of trustees are to be established to administer the proposed mining museum at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel. December 23rd 1977 Final. Page. 7
The N.C.B. are extremely concerned over the amount of coal picking in the region, they said through their solicitor the situation was very hazardous and the N.C.B. are worried over the safety, and sixteen people are to be in court over coal picking at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel June 17th 1978 Page 14 Crewe
A former pit pony named Jim, a 30-year-old skewbald in working harness for the first time since his retirement from Chatterley Whitfield colliery, 20 years ago proved to be an attraction for the many horse lovers in an estimated 3.000 crowd at Bridgemere sports fair.

Evening Sentinel Aug 23rd 1978 Page 17 Crewe
A link with Barnum and Bailey’s circus is one of the memories of life at Chatterley Whitfield colliery for Mr. F. Vodrey in the first of three features at the pit. The collier takes a look at the First World War and his problems of travelling to work.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 15th 1978 Page 24 C.F.
A 70-year old mine shaft at Chatterley Whitfield colliery is to be reopened and used to dump 90,000 gallons of liquid pottery slip every day.

Evening Sentinel Sep 20th 1978 Page 9 Crewe
A request from the trustees of Chatterley Whitfield mining museum to the Staffordshire County Council for an interest free loan of £20,000 will be considered on Friday.

Evening Sentinel Sep 23rd 1978 Page 5 Late
Photo of the last cage removed from the Hesketh shaft at Chatterley Whitfield lie in front of the pithead gear after being removed from the shaft.

Evening Sentinel Dec 6th 1978 Page 1 C.F.
A unique project to convert Chatterley Whitfield colliery into Britain’s first underground museum, has a new director, Mr. J. Bryant age 26. He succeeds the late Geoffrey wood as director of the museum.

Evening Sentinel March 7th 1979 Page 10 Crewe
Chatterley Whitfield museum, scheduled to take their first visitors in May are looking for as many as 60 retired miners to act as part time guides.

Evening Sentinel March 29th 1979 Page 1 Stafford.
Europe’s first underground mining museum at Chatterley Whitfield is due to open in about a month. Full story in weekly sentinel.

Evening Sentinel May 26th 1979 Page 7 C.F.
Chatterley Whitfield was Britain’s first million tonne coal mine. It also boasts on of Europe’s biggest spoil heaps. The colliery will be turned into a mining museum. (Full article)

Evening Sentinel May 26th 1979 Page 1 F.
Britain’s deepest mining museum opened to the public for the first time today. Parties from the Isle of Wight and Wolverhampton were among the first tourists to Chatterley Whitfield museum. Page 6 Article on ancient and modern, the link up of Florence and Hem Heath and Chatterley Whitfield museum.

Evening Sentinel June 21st 1979 Page 12 Crewe.
One month after opening Chatterley Whitfield mining museum is being tipped as a potential museum of the year winner. Reaction from the first 3,000 visitors has been impressive.

Evening Sentinel July 2nd 1979 Page 7. F.
A group of Morris dancers toured the City in their annual day of dance a later travelled to entertain visitors at the Chatterley Whitfield mining museum.

Evening Sentinel July 5th 1979 Page 1. Crewe.
More than 1,000 visitors every week, many from overseas are visiting the Chatterley Whitfield mining museum. But costs are running at £103,000 a year and about 2,000 visitors per week are needed to break even. The full story is in this week’s Weekly Sentinel.

Evening Sentinel July 9th 1979 Page 9 Crewe.
Mr. k. Dunn, who worked all his life in the North Staffs coal field has retired. He joined the industry at Victoria colliery as a mineworker. Later went to Wolstanton as safety and training officer then to Chatterley Whitfield and Great Fenton colliers as assistant under-manager.

Evening Sentinel July 17th 1979 Page 6 Crewe
More than 5,500 visitors have past through the turnstiles of Britain’s unique Chatterley Whitfield mining museum since it opened earlier this year. (Full article plus photo)

Evening Sentinel July 18th 1979 Page 9 Crewe.
The giant 70-year-old winding engine at the Chatterley Whitfield mining museum is being cleaned by volunteers from the National Conservation Corps based at Birmingham. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Oct 5th 1979 Page 24 C.F.
The development of Chatterley Whitfield mining museum is going ahead with confidence. Museum director, J. Bryant said we are planning for the future. There has been 20,000 visitors since it opened.

Evening Sentinel Oct 16th 1979 Page 1 C.F.
Mrs. Eliza Hermitage age 101 realised her lifelong ambition to go down a coal mine today. She comes from Kent and was shown round the mine by Mr. D. Alexander the manager of Chatterley Whitfield mining museum. Photo, Elisa is seen holding a Davy lamp while underground. Page 13 The interest free five-year loan to Chatterley Whitfield mining museum of £67,000 should be increased by £8,000, members of the City policy committee agreed today.

Evening Sentinel Oct 26th 1979 Page 10 Crewe.
Colliery manager Mr. M. Owens formerly under-manager at Chatterley Whitfield colliery has been installed as the new President of the Manchester Geological and Mining Society, who have more than 300 members in the North West.

Evening Sentinel Oct 30th 1979 Page 7 Crewe
Chatterley Whitfield mining museum attracted 350 visitors one day and a record 408 the next day to the 700 feet below ground Holly Lane seam.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 5th 1979 Page 7 Crewe
Mr. and Mrs. A. Hulse celebrated their diamond wedding. They have four children, seven grand children and four grate grand children. Mr. Hulse worked at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Jan 15th 1980 Page 5 Crewe.
A £70.000 scheme for further restoration work at the Chatterley Whitfield mining museum should be discussed with the museum trust representatives before a decision is reached.

Evening Sentinel Jan 26th 1980 Page 16. C.F.
The President of the NUM, Joe Gormley took a trip down memory lane yesterday when he visited Chatterley Whitfield mining museum. He went 700 feet underground to take a closer look at how the museum had portrayed the development of the mining industry.

Evening Sentinel March 26th 1980 Page 18 Crewe
More than 30.000 visitors toured Chatterley Whitfield mining museum during the first few months of opening.

Evening Sentinel May 13th 1980 Page 8 special
One ton of Chatterley Whitfield coal will go up in smoke and a blaze of glory later this month after a leisurely ride from Kidsgrove to Warrenton by a horse drawn narrow boat, to fire a replica of George Stevenson’s loco, the Rocket.

Evening Sentinel May 19th 1980 Page 1 C.F.
Retired miners Jack Wollham and Wilf Simcock, blacked up and turned the clock back 100 years at Chatterly Whitfield mining museum. They hacked out coal that will be used to fire up a replica of George Stevenson’s Loco the Rocket.

Evening Sentinel May 22nd 1980 Page 1 C.F.
The importance of coal was stressed today when Mr. M. Mcahey led a party of VIPs underground at Chatterley Whitfield mining museum.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 27th 1980 Page 5 L.
P. Smallman, mining engineer, has left the coal board for a new career selling mining expertise abroad. He was manager at Holditch for three years and from 1957 to 1973 was manager at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 31st 1980 Page 15 Crewe.
More than 75,000 visitors have toured Stoke-on-Trent’s unique Chatterley Whitfield mining museum since it opened six months ago.

Evening Sentinel March 17th 1981 Page 10. Crewe.
Industrial review article on “Coal the fuel of the future” including a road heading machine at Silverdale that will access to a new area containing 50m tonnes of coal. Page 13 NCB chief Sir D. Ezra will visit Stoke-on-Trent later this month and spend a day at Chatterley Whitfield mining museum.

Evening Sentinel March 18th 1981 Page 1. Crewe.
Newcastle Mayor, Jack Beech went on a fact-finding tour of a new coalface at Wolstanton colliery. (Photo) Page 3. An article in “Women’s World.” about Chatterley Whitfield mining museum.

Evening Sentinel July 1st 1981 Page 16 F.
Attendance figures at Stoke-on-Trent’s Chatterley Whitfield mining museum have been smashed with a record 601 visitors yesterday. By 1983 officials hope to have 120,000 visitors a year.
Evening Sentinel Aug 6th 1981 Page 1. Crewe.
Newcastle’s Mayor, Miss E. Mayer, who works in the scientific dept at Chatterley Whitfield colliery says farewell to her boss Ray hunter on his retirement. (Photo in Mayor’s parlour.)

Evening Sentinel Aug 22nd 1981 Page 8. L.
A party of Dutch visitors went on an underground trip at Chatterley Whitfield mining museum yesterday. They were hosted by Congleton Town to celebrate their tenth anniversary of the town twinning with Oosterhout.

Evening Sentinel Aug 31st 1981 Page 5. Crewe.
Members of a party from Trappes, the French twin town of Gongleton toured the Chatterley Whitfield mining museum. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Oct 23rd 1981 Page 1. Crewe.
Miners have stepped up their campaign to extend the life of Victoria colliery and plan to enlist the help Yorkshire militant Arthur Scargill. Page 17. Chatterley Whitfield is planning to expand, with a second underground exhibition area showing the industrial and historical development of mining.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 27th 1981 page 11.
An exhibition, which opened at the Chatterley Whitfield mining museum yesterday now means it can tell the whole story of coal.

Evening Sentinel Dec 12th 1981 Page 7. F.
Mr. Shufflebotham who was injured in an accident at Chatterley Whitfield colliery in 1974, was awarded £40.000 in the High Court at Stafford.

Evening Sentinel March 17th 1982 Page 5. Crewe.
Miners killed in the Chatterley colliery, may soon be commemorated with a plaque. But first they need to gather a full list of the victims.

Evening Sentinel April 2nd 1982 Page 10 Crewe.
Write up of Lord mayor of Stoke-on-Trent Mr. Sillitoe, on his visit to Chatterley Whitfield mining museum yesterday.

Evening Sentinel June 1st 1982 Page 6 Crewe.
Veteran coliers are being urged to dig up their souvenirs of days spent underground. The appeal comes from Chatterley Whitfield mining museum.

Evening Sentinel June 21st 1982 Page 8. Crewe.
Stoke-on-Trent’s museums have scooped a double top in the Nation wide competition. The new £3m plus City museum and art gallery won museum of the year and Chatterley Whitfield mining museum the best industrial museum.

Evening Sentinel June 22nd 1982 Page 7. F.
Jack Lally is to retire after 20 years as Midlands’s area president of the NUM He was a former ripper at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Jan 7th 1983 Page 11. Crewe.
Fifteen South African graduates visited Chatterley Whitfield mining museum, Mr. H. Jones conducted the tour.

Evening Sentinel March 23rd 1983 Page 1. C.F.
Mr. Jim Colgan has been elected to the top job of the Midland’s NUM it was revealed today. Beauty queen M. Turner swapped her swimsuit for overalls and a miner’s helmet when she visited Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum yesterday.

Evening Sentinel May 23rd 1983 Page 8. Crewe.
A sobering volume is to be presented to Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum on Thursday. It commemorates more than 150 miners who lost their lives at the pit during its working days.

Evening Sentinel May 27th 1983 Page 7. Crewe.
A memorial volume commemorating 187 miners who lost their lives at Chatterley Whitfield colliery has been presented to the mining museum. Guest of honour at the presentation were 8 of the last surviving Chatterley Whitfield, miners now all in the eighties. (Photo plus more)

Evening Sentinel May 31st 1983 Page 6. Crewe.
Full article from “Signalman’s Diary” by R. Howells, on the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel June 22nd 1983 Page 9. Crewe.
It was the second time lucky for a group of Liverpool school children to visit Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. A month ago they were involved in a crash on the A500.

Evening Sentinel July 6th 1983 Page 5 Crewe.
Photo of a picturesque scene to the entrance of Chatterley Whitfield mining museum, as horses graze in the field by the giant pit-wheel.

Evening Sentinel Oct 6th 1983 Page 4. Crewe.
Members from the cast of “Boeing Boeing” which is now showing at the Theatre Royal visited the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum yesterday.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 3rd 1983 Page 1. Crewe.
Actress Diane Keen and her husband Neil Zeiger with 17 year old daughter Melisa prepare for their trip underground at Chatterley Whitfield mining Museum. Diane is appearing this week at the Theatre Royal, Hanley.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 16th 1983 Page 1. Crewe.
An 85 year-old steam locomotive came home to North staffs yesterday. The 22 ton shunting engine was built by local coal and iron master Robert Heath in 1898 was transported by road to Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel March 27th 1986 Page 24. C.F.
The clock was turned back 130 years as two ex-miners with pick and shovel reconstructed a page out of 19th century mining. Both have more than 100 years combined service at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel May 23rd 1986 Page 11 Mid day
Mr. M. Hawkesworth, a former official at the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, is set to return after 18 months absence as the new director.

Evening Sentinel June 25th 1986 Page 11. F.
Mr H. Simcock age 85 suffered spinal injuries in a cave in accident at Chatterley Whitfield colliery in 1925. He died earlier this year. The jury recorded accidental death.

Evening Sentinel July 21st 1986 Page 1. Extra.
A Chinese delegation visited Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum at the weekend for a sneak preview. It will be opened to the public at the end of August.

Evening Sentinel Aug 16th 1986 Page 1. Extra.
Blackie, the pit pony that served in a Durham mine until his retirement is a entertaining visitors at a festival while on loan from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel Aug 19th 1986 Page 9. Extra.
From 10am tomorrow, visitors to the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum will be directed through a quarter of a mile long pit gallery, created to take over from the 700feet below ground gallery lost through flooding

Evening Sentinel Sep. 3rd 1986 Page 11. Extra
Attendances at the Chatterley Whitfield Mining museum have been boosted by the opening of a new pit attraction. Attendances have soared in the first 14 days to almost 1,000.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 13th 1986 Page 9. Extra.
Photo of Jess Conrad and members of the cast “Leave Him To Heaven” currently appearing at the Theatre Royal, seen during a visit to Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. Page 16. Write up plus photos of Chatterley Whitfield in 1912 and a scheme to re-create colliery railways.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 17th 1986 Page 4. Extra.
Royal Dulton chairman, Sir Richard Bailey went on an underground visit at Silverdale colliery today. He had a chat with pitmen on the new Great Row 5s face. Sir Richard is to take over the presidency of the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum Trust.

Evening Sentinel Jan 24th 1987 Page 24. Page 3. Extra.
Energy conscious youngsters took a first hand look at the history of mining yesterday, when they visited the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. Page 16. Families living near to Silverdale colliery are having sleepless nights because of the excessive noise from the pit.

Evening Sentinel Jan 28th 1987 Page 9. Extra.
Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum completed the final link in their survival plan with a £30.000 cash boost from a low cost loan from British Coal Enterprise.

Evening Sentinel Feb. 20th 1987 Page 3. Extra.
Blackie, the pit pony takes a bite of a meat and potato pie at the sponsorship ceremony at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Museum. There is also to be a steam engine rally later this year.

Evening Sentinel March 15th 1987 Page 25.
Photo of nine-year-old K. Sveilutis, a pupil at Park Middle School, Biddulph, winner of the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum painting competition seen with her prize, a miniature miner’s lamp.

Evening Sentinel April 21st 1987 Page 1. Extra.
Striking miners halted coal production at Staffordshire pits today. Some UDM members went to work. At Hem Heath, it was claimed UDM members had turned away and some had stayed at home. Leaders of the NUM said there was 100% support from members. Page 2. New pony arrivals at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, Dixie and Glen were welcomed by long serving pit ponies, Darkie and Blackie.

Evening Sentinel May 1st 1987 Page 16. Extra.
Several dozen steam vehicles and engines will gather at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum for the annual steam fair this weekend.

Evening Sentinel May 27th 1987 Page 1. C.F.
British Coal has earmarked two sites in North Staffs for dumping up to 20.000 of coal a week. The locations are at former Wolstanton colliery and Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel June 6th 1987 Page 8. Extra.
Lord Mayor, Gordon Tuck, ex-miner visited Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum with members of the Trustees.

Evening Sentinel June 20th 1987 Page 9. Extra.
Quick to make friends with Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum pit ponies, is miner and Lord mayor, Gordon Tuck. He was with council officials, in the shadow of the cable car system at the National Garden Festival site.

Evening Sentinel Aug. 19th 1987 Page 1. Extra.
Furious union chiefs today reacted angrily to claims that Staffordshire pits would be in jeopardy if the government rejected plans for a huge open cast mine. Page 3. A shire horse takes Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum visitors along a route where iron horses used to run. They are to organise trips on the old railway-track, which runs to Ford Green.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 26th 1987 Page 1 Extra
Alf Wright, lamp-house man at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, has retired. He was presented with a cigarette lighter and stainless steel cutlery set by Mr. Hawksworth, museum director.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 13th 1987 Page 1. C.
The Princess Royal turned miner today to hack away at the coal face, when she visited the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum then shovelled the coal into a pit tub. (photo)

Evening Sentinel Nov. 12th 1987 Page 14 C.
Coal dug at Chatterley Whitfield by the Princess Royal will be up for grabs at a forth-coming charity auction.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 14th 1987 Page 3. C.
Florence colliery pitmen are to pull a Dray, normally drawn by a horse, the complete length of the Potteries. It is to raise cash for underprivileged children. They will set off from the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel March 4th 1988 Page 1. City.
Officials at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum have helped Jimmy Savile “fix it” for a 12-year old Cardiff girl to visit the museum.

Evening Sentinel May 3rd 1988 Page 4. Co.
It was a trip into the past for youngsters, when they visited the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum annual heritage carnival.

Evening Sentinel May 24th 1988 Page 1. C.
Movie moguls are switching from the oil of Dallas to the coal of Chatterley Whitfield, for their latest film blockbuster. They plan to tell the story of a pitman who made it from the mines of North Staffs to the razzmatazz of Hollywood.

Evening Sentinel June 27th 1988 Page 5. Co.
Mr. And Mrs. Tom Caddy of Brown Lees celebrated their golden wedding. Tom was in the mining industry at Victoria and Chatterley Whitfield collieries for 34 tears.

Evening Sentinel Sep 13th 1988 Page 3 Newcastle
Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum has picked up the Sandford and Educational award, the Oscar of the tourist industry. 40.000 plus, school children visit the museum each year.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 1st 1988 Page 7 Co.
The Mayor of Newcastle, Mr. H. Broad, who has spent his working life as a miner, was in his element when he took part in a civic visit to Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel Jan 5th 1989 Page 1. C.
Thieves have stolen Shire horse and pit pony harness gear worth £2.000 from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel Jan.14th 1989 Page 24 Co.
Blackie, the pit pony had a staring role when the film cameras came to the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. They were to make a video recording as part of the museum’s entry for the 1989 Scania Transport Trust awards.

Evening Sentinel Jan 20th 1989 Page 41 Co.
Former engineer, Mr. Ken Salt has been appointed the new director of the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum at the age of 73.

Evening Sentinel March 31st 1989 Page 43. Cheshire.
Blackie, the pit pony from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, led by Arthur Lovatt with William Cattell on board, arrives at Stoke Station as part of a special British Rail fun day.

Evening Sentinel April 22nd 1989 Page 3. Newcastle
Nearly £1.5 m needs to be spent on the award winning Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum if the complex is to survive as a tourist operation, a report revealed today.

Evening Sentinel April 27th 1989 Page 17. Cheshire.
Tourism Minister John Lee, said there is no immediate cash hand-out from the government to help Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel May 1st 1989 Page 7. Cheshire.
Stoke-on-Trent award winning Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum could soon be the subject of a BBC TV documentary.

Evening Sentinel May 4th 1989 Page 22. Co.
A bright future has been predicted for the ailing Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum following a detailed study by consultants.

Evening Sentinel May 16th 1989 Page 15 Cheshire.
Evening Sentinel July 21st 1989 Page 22. Co.
Looking like old pit boys of last century, pupils from Ball Green primary school are helping to clean up the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum in readiness for this weekend’s Victoria steam carnival.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 2nd 1989 Page 18. Cheshire.
Trustees of the award winning mining museum Chatterley Whitfield, have appointed their youngest ever director, Jim Hutchinson age 28. He is currently keeper of collections.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 14th 1989 Page 15. Cheshire.
Wartime miners made a nostalgic return to their old work place during a unique reunion of Bevan Boys at the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum for the first time in 40 years.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 24th 1989 Page 1. Co.
Power Group men at North Staffs pits are being balloted on industrial action in favour of an all out stoppage. Page 3. A row has broken out at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum after the president of the UDM, Roy Link was invited to serve as a trustee. I. Bowen resigned; Joe Wills said he was not prepared to carry on; also S. Horsefield is threatening to resign.

Evening Sentinel Dec 7th 1989 Page 44. Cheshire.
Staffs at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum have installed a “Wim Gin”, a horse driven wooden engine, used to raise and lower men and coal from underground workings.

Evening Sentinel Jan 22nd 1990 City. Page 3.
Chatterly Whitfield mining museum as launched a new group to help the race against time to restore a Victorian loco for its 100th 1990 birthday. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Evening Sentinel March 2nd 1990. Page 18.
Stars of the Regent Theatre stage show “Evita” put on miners clothes to visit Chatterly Whitfield mining museum. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Mar. 31st 1990 County Page 1
Photograph of Jack Holdcroft as he finely hung up his mining boots after 11years of service at Chatterly Whitfield mining museum.

Evening Sentinel April 4th 1990 Cheshire Page 9
A new housing scheme is to be named after a coal seam that runs beneath 1990 it, Burnwood court, Burnwood was a seam of coal at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Apr. 11th 1990 Cheshire Page 13.
A new working exhibition which will bring to life the modern face of mining industry is set to go on show at Chatterley Whitfield mining museum. The Lea Horse minor heading machine has been installed with 1990 an aid of £37,000 donation from the M.E.B.

Evening Sentinel Apr. 11th 1990 County Page 31.
Three Londoners are to take a trip down a N.S. mine as part of an attempt to travel around Britain, to use 216 forms of transport in just 16 day’s, they plan to travel on a railway at Chatterley Whitfield colliery mining museum. They also plan to use horses while in N.S. as they were an intricate part in mining in N.S.

Evening Sentinel May. 23rd 1990 Cheshire Page 8.
“Blackie” the retired pony from Chatterley Whitfield mining museum will take part in the Lord Mayor’s parade next weekend.

Evening Sentinel Aug. 13th 1990 County Page 3.
A group of pitmen are pulling a mining tub from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum to Wrexham to raise cash for a loco restoration. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Sep. 11th 1990 Cheshire Page 5.
Gateshead loss will be S-on-T gain when equipment from the National Garden Festival is moved to Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. One will be a new “Pit Head Gear” while a smaller one is a “Victorian Bell Pit”.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 23rd 1990 County Page 9.
A British Coal delegation will visit N.S. Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum with 1990 the opening of its exhibitions gallery. The Secretary of B.C. Mr. Martin Shelton will lead the group.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 10th 1990 Extra Page 5.
A shire and three ponies have been given five months free feed by a local Co. The animals are based at Chatterley Whitfield mining museum. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Nov. 13th 1990 County Page13.
Remembrance Sunday was tinged with 1990 sadness, for more than fifty former “Bevin Boy’s” when they held their second reunion at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Nov. 23rd 1990County Page 12.
In a bid to bring back an antique steam engine to Chatterley Whitfield mining museum a former worker has written a book. The Book Is titled “A Short History of Railway Development of Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. (Photo)

Evening Sentinel Dec. 7th 1990 County Page 5.
In “Signalman’s Diary” there is an article on a new book on the railway at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Evening Sentinel Jan. 7th 1991 Page 9.
Retired pit pony Medie, has swapped life from Ellington colliery for a working retirement at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. Medie comes from Britain’s last surviving pit to use pit ponies. In 1914 70.000 worked in Britain’s coalmines.

Evening Sentinel Feb. 12th 1991 Page 11.
The Rev. T. Thake read a commemoration lesson at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum on the 110th anniversary of a disaster at the pit at which 24 men were killed.

Evening Sentinel March 19th 1991 Page 16.
Pupils at Park Middle School, Knypersley were treated to a mine of information when an education team visited them from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel April 8th 1991. Page 14 Co.
Visitors at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum will see a new mural painted by David Light, a Stoke-on-Trent mural painter, who has another mural wall painting in the Potteries shopping centre.

Evening Sentinel April 13th 1991. Page 9. Co.
A drama group, specifically formed to stage the life of campaigning communist councillor Fanny Deakin, brought a touch of realism to rehearsals at Chatterley Whitfield, by acting out episodes of here life.

Evening Sentinel April 25th 1991. Page 22. Co.
Veteran pit pony Blackie, age 35 went to town to invite Stoke-on-Trent shoppers to a steam extravaganza at his home Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum to publicize the event on May 11th and 12th.

Evening Sentinel June 22nd 1991 Page 1 Sentinel Plus.
A group of school children were called to re-enact the inquest into the deaths of 24 miners killed in an explosion at the Insitute pit, Chatterley Whitfield. in 1881.

Evening Sentinel Aug. 13th 1991. Page .25 Co.
Former colliers were among the winners in an art competition aimed at promoting the coal industry at Chatterley Whitfield Mining museum.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 5th 1991 Page 15. Co.
Visitors to Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum could soon be seeing how colliers worked hundreds of years ago, if a unique scheme is given the go-ahead.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 7th 1991 Page 2.
A retired pit pony is leading a road show aimed at promoting Staffordshire, as a tourist attraction. Medie a pit pony from Chatterley Whitfield mining museum is touring East Anglia.

Evening Sentinel Sep 20th 1991 Page 43 Co.
A trip down memory lane for Harry Holdcroft age 78. He is a retired miner and pony driver from Chatterley Whitfield and was visiting the Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 12th 1991 Page 16 Co.
Some photos of ex-Bevin boys, on a visit to Chatterley Whitfield Mining museum. Page 25 Fifty Bevin boys from all over the Britain who were conscripted to work in coal mines during the last war, relived their experiences at Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel Feb 4th 1992 Page 1. City.
British Coal is preparing to launch plans for a new open cast coal site on land close to Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel Feb. 6th 1992 Page 13. Co.
More than 200 families are to stage a protest meeting amid fears their homes border a proposed open cast site near Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. British Coal plan to drill exploration bore holes in the area.

Evening Sentinel Feb, 8th 1992 Page 3 extra.
Mining could start at a controversial new open cast coal site at Chatterley Whitfield in 2 years, if the quality and quantity are high enough, a British Coal chief said today.

Evening Sentinel April 10th 1992 Page 16
Railway enthusiasts steamed into action to organise a crowd puller at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum’s first railway steam day.

Evening Sentinel April 18th 1992 Page 13 Sentinel Plus
The canteen facilities at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, has been completely decorated. It features prominently a large pit picture by artist David Light.

Evening Sentinel June 1st 1992 Page 19 Cheshire.
Youngsters helped to create scenes of harsh child labour in Victorian coalmines for a TV film at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel July 22nd 1992 Page 10 Co.
Lee Clark age 9, a pupil at Mill hill primary school raised the most sponsorship of any of the 200 pupils who took part in fun run generating cash for Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. Lee was presented with a lifetime pass to the Museum plus a commemorative plate.

Evening Sentinel July 27th 1992 page 21 Co.
Sid and Hilda Boulton are celebrating 50 years of marrige. Sid was a mining engineer at Chatterley Whitfield and spent 50 years at the pit, when it was a working pit.

Evening Sentinel Sep 25th 1992 Page 9 Co.
Mining is set to start again at the site of a pit, which closed 15 years ago. Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is on the verge of finalising an ambitious scheme to open a drift mine and create the country’ first working pit open to the public.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 7th 1992 Page 33 Cheshire
Actors from the London Drama Centre went underground at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. They were preparing for their production of DH Lawrence’s play “Colliers Friday Night” It is for a TV series.

Evening Sentinel Nov 23rd 1992 page 5 Co.
Snow White and her seven dwarfs went to Chatterley Whitfield mining Museum to get in the mood for their Christmas panto.

Sentinel Jan 16th 1993 Page 3 Cheshire
The present Victorian costume at Chatterley Whitfield is becoming threadbare and replacements are needed for the history drama.

Sentinel June 25th 1993 Page 19 Cheshire
School pupils were given VIP treatment and a tour of Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum after a fun run which raised £300 for museum events. Page 59 British Coal advert inviting offers for licensing the working of coal at a number of collieries, including Trentham.

Sentinel Aug 10th 1993 Page 3 Cheshire
Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum has gone into liquidation. The award winning museum hasShut down after being hit by cash crises. (Full pageSpread on Aug 11th Page 14)

Sentinel Aug 12th 1993 Page 5 Co
A private company is making a bid to take over Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, it was revealed today.

Sentinel Aug 24th 1993 Page 1 Co
Energy group Kinecita have dropped out of the race to run Trentham colliery as the deadline for the take over bids fell today. Page 5 Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum folded with debts totalling £166.000 and liquidators have revealed the museum has assets of just £8.800.

Sentinel Aug 27th 1993 Page 18
Liquidators of Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum couldStrike a deal with a potential buyer within the next two weeks.

Sentinel Nov 22nd 1993 Page 5 Newcastle
A new bid is being made toSave the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. English heritage has listed the former pit as an ancient monument, in an effort toStop it being demolished.

Sentinel Jan 4th 1994 Page 7 Cheshire
The site of the former Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is to be redeveloped as a park land. The Museum went into liquidation n August last year.

Sentinel Jan 7th 1994 Cheshire
A mining company today accused City councillor leader of snubbing an offer to reopen cash-strapped Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Sentinel March 7th 1994 Page 29
Auctioneers at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum have reaviled that 80 items of machinery and plant have been sold off, to try and obtain cash to meet some of the £166.000 debt.

Sentinel April 1st 1994 Page 5 Extra
Former TV soap stars Jean Alexander and Tony Watts went to the now closed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum to see a colliery for themselves.

Sentinel April 9th 1994 Page 7 L E
A business consortium trying to put together a last minute rescue package for the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is to meet with Stoke-on-Trent city council next week. Page 11 a unique collection of historic exhibits from the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is to go under the hammer this week in the most controversial sale ever in North Staffs.

Sentinel April 13th 1994 Page 5 Co
A last ditch attempt to save Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum has failed after a business consortium pulled out of an 11th hour rescue bid.

Sentinel April 15th 1994 Page 14
Historic artefacts from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum Will leave North Staffs after being snapped up by private dealers. The sad occasion was brightened up cheers, as Foxfield railway secured a Robert Heath saddle tank steam locomotive. (Full page)

Sentinel April 16th 1994 Page 5 Extra
A historic collection of exhibits at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is set to be saved at the 11th hour after charity commissioners blocked a sale.

Sentinel 17th 1994 Page 7 C F
A woman is recovering in hospital after falling through some rotten floor boards at the Chatterley Whitfield colliery. The museum is still in receivership.

Sentinel 30th June 1994 Page 11 Cheshire
A new bid to open the doomed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum has been dashed by energy minister Tim Eggar. Same page. Hundreds of pitmen have joined the scramble for jobs at Silverdale colliery. They plan to take on 140 men by the end of the year.

Sentinel 1st July 1994 Page 11 Cheshire
Rats are running wild in a garbage strewn hedge grove at the closed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Sentinel Aug 5th 1994 Page 9
E. Clarke’s George Cross medal for bravery at the Holdidtch colliery explosion in 1937, on display at Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is to be sold.

Sentinel 9th Aug 1994 Page 10 Cheshire
Fred Taylor, one of the 5 strong pit rescue team of Holditch colliery said he was “astonished” that a George Cross medal awarded to his colleague is to be sold, from Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Sentinel Sep 6th1994 Page 1 Co
Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum could be re-opened soon, as part of a plan to transform 350 acres of derelict the land into a major tourist and leisure complex.

Sentinel Sep 7th 1994 Page 16 Co
An international design and technology centre could be built among the historic buildings of the crashed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. (Full page)

Sentinel 8th Oct 1994 Page 1 Extra
Creditors of the failed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum will not get a penny from the sale of its artefacts and equipment.

Sentinel 26th Oct 1994 Page 13 Cheshire
Creditors of the failed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum could have been paid in full if Stoke-on-Trent City Council had not stood in the way, the liquidators claimed today.

Evening Sentinel 6th Feb 1995 Page 9 Newcastle
An ambitious scheme to transform the derelict site of Chatterley Whitfield into a major tourist complex is under threat because of a lack of cash.

Evening Sentinel 4th March 1995 Page 9 Newcastle
Ambitious plans to re-launch the crashed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum have been mothballed for at leased 5 years.

Evening Sentinel 13th April 1995 Page 7 Cheshire
A consortium fears its battle to re-launch the crashed Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum is set to end in defeat, as a result of a feasibility study on the site.

Evening Sentinel 24th April 1995 Page 5 Moorlands
Talks are to be held over a businessman’s bid to open a drift mine at the former Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel 17th May 1995 Page 7
A businessman’s bid to open a drift mine at the former Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum was today set to be decided by the High Court.

Evening Sentinel 28th July 1995 Page 8 Cheshire
It’s marvellous news that plans are afoot to open a new mining museum to replace Chatterley Whitfield which was shamefully allowed to die. All the people who tried to save Chatterley Whitfield are involved.

Evening Sentinel 28th Aug 1995 Page 3 Extra
An historic time piece is to become a new monument in Whieldon Rd. Stoke-on-Trent. The Pye Hill clock was last in public, as an attraction at the ill fated Chatterley Whitfield

Evening Sentinel 12th July 1996 Page 74 News Special
Staffordshire County Council has applied for European cash For the first stage of the planned redevelopment of the former Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel 30th May 1998 Page 9 News
Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum dubbed “the most important coal mine in the British Isles, if not Europe” could be rescued with lottery money it was revealed today.

Evening Sentinel 19th Nov 1998 Page 15 Cheshire
Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum once described as one of the most important in Europe could be brought back into use under a new initiative.

Evening Sentinel 16th Dec 1998 Page 10 Newcastle
Production will cease at North Staffs last deep coal mine, Silverdale on Christmas eve. The last shift will go down at 6 am 24th December. (same page) An expert is set to be appointed to try to resurrect Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel 19th May 1999 Page 11 First
A £1.2m study is to be launched to find a future use for the crumbling Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum.

Evening Sentinel 22nd May 1999 Page 9 Extra
A major announcement on the future of Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum has been promised by English Heritage by June 8th.

Evening Sentinel June 8th 1999 Page 2 Cheshire
English Heritage announced today a £1m rescue package for the former coal mine and museum site at Chatterley Whitfield. (More on page 11 )

Evening Sentinel 11th June 1999 Page 18 Cheshire
Sid Boulton is known as the guardian angel of Chatterley Whitfield, for he has watched over the ex colliery and museum site for more than 60 years.

Evening Sentinel 25th Sep 1999 Page 25 Way We Were
A full page spread by Bill Ridgeway as he recalls the days of working at Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel 29th Sep 1999 Page 5 North
Fred Hayes has been appointed project manager to carry out emergency repairs on the Chatterley Whitfield site after a grant of £1m in June.

Evening Sentinel 9th Oct 1999 Page 15 Cheshire
Wesley and Iris Goldstraw celebrated their diamond wedding. Wesley was a retired miner from Chatterley Whitfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel 27th Oct 1999 Page 9 Cheshire
A heritage lottery fund grant of £463.500 will go towards breathing new life into what was Chatterley colliery, the first mine ever to produce one million tonnes of coal in a year.

Evening Sentinel 2nd Nov 1999 Page 3 Cheshire
Former miner Brian Turner with his daughter Anthea and boy friend Grant Bovey with their guide Sid Boulton visited Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. Brian worked there 40 years ago.

Evening Sentinel 4th Jan 2000 Page 9 CF
Work to begin on a £1.5 m project to restore historic Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum this month.

Evening Sentinel 24th Jan 2000 Page 14 Cheshire
Work began this week repairing leaking roofs, guttering, installing fencing and making the site safe to run electricity. This is the first stage of saving the mining heritage at Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel 31st Jan 2000 Page 12 Cheshire
Power and heat to drive the regeneration of empty mining buildings could be supplied from the Sun, Wind, and Wood under a new radical plan at Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel 20th May 2000 Page 11 News
English Heritages’ at risk register lists 1.500 buildings nation wide with Chatterley Whitfield at greatest risk.

Evening Sentinel 14th June 2000 Page 16 News
Some of Staffordshire’s finest buildings are in danger of being lost to decay; action needs to be taken now. The list includes Chatterley Whitfield.

Evening Sentinel 15th Sep 2000 Page 16 News
Guided tours of the historic Chatterley Whitfield are being offered to the public this weekend.

Evening Sentinel 20th Oct 2000 Page 11 News
One of the world’s mobile cranes has been brought to Chatterley Whitfield colliery to carry out survey works.

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