Foxfield

Evening Sentinel Feb. 8th 1949 Page 5.
Good progress in National Savings was reported from the Midlands Area. More than 350 miners from Berryhill. More than 270 from Foxfield and Holditch 600. Page 6. Speaking on electric locomotives for underground haulage, to members of the North Staffs Association of Mining Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at the Technical College last night, Mr. C.S. Sykes said it was now recognised that one of the reasons for low output per man-shift in British mines compared with that of the USA and Germany, was the large number of men employed on haulage. (Full story)

Sentinel July 19th 1950 page 5
Presentation to retired colliery worker, Mr Albert Brough of Cheadle 53 years service at Parkhall. New Haden. and Foxfield.

Sentinel 1st April 1951.
Foxfield colliery long service certificates presented.

Sentinel 12th April 1951
Foxfield record output for week ending 7th of April of 4548 tons. On Thursday of that week they produced 860 tons.

Sentinel 25th February 1955 L p1
Heavy overnight snow causes Foxfield Colliery to cease production. Many miners were unable to get through the Drifts.

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.

Evening Sentinel. June 7th 1956 Late Page 1.
After a lifetime in the mining industry, Mr. Arthur Beardmore of Sunny Bank, Cheadle, as retired at almost 66 years of age. He as spent 40 years at Foxfield, New Haven and Parkhall collieries. Thereís more on this article on this page.

Evening Sentinel. June 6th 1959. Late. Page 1.
Mr. Ernest Barnes, aged 38, of Harbourne Road, Cheadle, was fatally injured in an underground accident yesterday at Foxfield colliery, Cheadle. It is understood that Mr. Barnes, a roadman, at the colliery, was trapped between a tub and the side of the dip, on the Dilhorne main haulage roadway. He was married with two children.

Evening Sentinel. June 10th 1959. Late Final. Page1.
The Inquest on Mr. Ernest Barnes, the Cheadle miner who was killed at Foxfield colliery, returned a verdict of accidental death. He was found by his brother crushed by a tub at the pit bottom.

Evening Sentinel Sep 20th 1962 Page 7.
Presentations were made last night at the Mossfield Sports Club to Mr. Harry Carson, cheques totalling £24 and electrical equipment were presented. Harry entered the industry in 1911 as an apprentice electrician at Florence colliery. In January 1924 he moved to Mossfield and after nationalisation in 1947 went to Foxfield as electrical engineer, 7 years later he was appointed Group Electrical Engineer, a position he held until his retirement.

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 April 17th 1964 Page 1. C. F.
Accidental death was recorded at an inquest on Mr. J. Burton age 51 who died from asphyxia due to pressure on the chest after a fall of roof at Foxfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 14th 1964 Page 8.
A cheque and a minersí miniature lamp were presented to Mr. G. Northwood of Foxfield colliery. He was secretary of the Cheadle branch of the NACODS. He retired after 51 years work in the mines.

Evening Sentinel Oct 1st 1965 Page 1 L.
The closure today of worked out Foxfield colliery, Dilhorne,was the end of the road for deep mined coal in the Cheadle coal field, whose 13,000 acres have yielded an estimated 37,500,000 tons of coal during several centuries of working. (more on this)

Evening Sentinel Oct 2nd 1965 Page
Photo of Mr. Ron Salt and Mr. John Heath as they come up in the cage for the last time at Foxfield colliery.

Evening Sentinel Jan 24th 1966 Page 10.
The future of Foxfield minerís club is in jeopardy. Since the colliery closure of Foxfield the responsibility for the minerís welfare there had been passed to Florence colliery. Mr. Boote, Florence manager, said it would be a shame if the site became derelict, but he could offer no immediate solution. C.I.S.W.O. said Mr. Boote provided the buildings and grounds, but the running and maintenance was out of his hands. .

Evening Sentinel April 18th 1986 Page 12. Crewe.
Review of book on the Cheadle coalfield. Photo of the sinking of New Haden in 1903 with sinker Jack Carr who remained at the colliery until closure in 1943. The last pit to close was Foxfield 20 yrs ago.

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