Sneyd

Sneyd

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.

Sentinel June 23rd 1948. City Final.Page 1.
Mr. George W. Whithurst, of 84, Church Street, Butt Lane, a miner at Holditch colliery was admitted to the N.S.R.I., with injuries to his spine, when he became trapped between a conveyor belt and a girder.
Also, a Mr. Douglas Colley, aged 22 of Bankfield Road, Meir, employed at Parkhall colliery, was admitted to Hospital with a fractured leg.
Mr. Joshua Davis aged 39, of 70, Barnfield Road, Burslem, employed at Sneyd colliery, was taken to the N.S.R.I., with injuries to his chest, left arm and shoulder

Sentinel July 28th 1948. City Final.Page 1.
North Staffordshire Mining Area Sports Committee are promoting the first Amateur Athletic Sports Meeting on August 21st on Sneyd colliery sports ground

Sentinel September 11th 1948. Final.Page 1.
(Photo) Shots of the Potteries have been taken for a documentary film, "New Faces of Britain" there is a photograph of Sneyd colliery.

Sentinel September 22nd 1948. Final.Page 1.
At the inquest held on Mr. Lawrence Burgess, aged 44, of 8, John Street, Tunstall. Death was due to severe crush injuries, caused by a roof fall in the "Moss seam" of Sneyd colliery.

Sentinel September 22nd 1948. Final.Page 4.
While working underground at Sneyd colliery, a Polish worker Stanley Karpowasz, aged 30 living at Queens Avenue, Tunstall, was injured in a roof fall of coal he was taken to the N.S.R.I., suffering with chest injuries.

Sentinal. November 13th 1948. Football Final. Page. 1.
Involved in a accident at Sneyd colliery yesterday, Mr. Samuel Hughes aged 45 of 29, Leigh Street, Burslem, was admitted to the N. S. R. I. with injuries to his leg and spine.

Sentinal. November 22nd 1948. City Final. Page. 4.
Output from the voluntary Saturday shift was 25,501 tons, was the highest since December 6th 1947. Sneyd colliery was among the pits that raised their output to the highest since Nationalisation.

Sentinal. December 1st 1948. City Final. Page 4.
North Staffordshire Coalfields output was 141,238 tons, against 137,293 tons, a year ago, an increase of 3,945 tons, [2.87%] Sneyd and Parkhouse collieries exceeded their output since last vesting day. It was Sneyd Colliery's second week in succession they achieved this.

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.

Evening Sentinel Feb 28th 1949 Page 4
The jury returned a verdict of accidental death on Mr. S. Hughes age 45 a packer at Sneyd colliery as a result of injuries received when he was crushed beneath a section of roof.

Evening Sentinel May 20th 1949 Page 5.
Mr A. Vincent age 50 was admitted to the NSRI last evening with internal injuries received when he was caught by a fall of roof at Sneyd colliery.

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 July 21st 1949 Page 5.
Jan Chwastek was admitted to the NSRI with injuries to his head and jaw and lacerations to his face after being involved in a fall of coal while working underground at Sneyd colliery.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 6th 1949 Page 5.
While he was fixing a clip on to the rope attached to a row of coal tubs in the Sneyd colliery yesterday, Mr. H. Kelsal age 45 tripped over a pulley and five tubs ran over his legs.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 21st 1949 Page 3.
After being involved in a fall of roof at Sneyd colliery yesterday, Mr. R. Langford age 37 was admitted to the NSRI with compound fracture of the Tibia and Fibular.

Evening Sentinel Oct. 4th 1949 Page 5.
Two of the men injured in the Sneyd colliery accident, H. Grocott and E. Clewlow died this morning in the NSRI. Photo of the coroner going down the pit to acquaint himself with as many details as possible.

Evening Sentinel Oct 13th 1949 Page 6.
The mystery of a missing lock nut on haulage gear at the Sneyd colliery was referred to at the inquest at Stoke yesterday on two men who received fatal injuries when a run away train of trolleys caring miners, crashed on Sunday Oct 2nd. The jury returned a verdict accidental death, on H. Grocott age 28 and E. Clewlow age 42. (Full Report)

Evening Sentinel Dec. 6th 1949 Page 4.
A paper was read at the North Staffs Institute of Mining Engineers on, power loading, new methods of working, and development. Same page. H. Taylor age 31 was trapped between wagons while working underground at Sneyd colliery yesterday. He is in the NSRI with internal injuries.

Sentinel July 7th 1950 page 4
Miners families to visit Sneyd Pit.

Sentinel July 10th 1950
Photo of underground tour.familys shown Sneyd Colliery.

Sentinel 7th April 1951
John Jones Overman at Sneyd Colliery to get M.B.E.

Sentinel 18th June 1951
Edward Allcock age 47-fractured left leg in accident at Sneyd colliery.

Sentinel 9th Aug 1951
Photo of maintenance men working through Wakes at Sneyd colliery.

Sentinel 18th Aug 1951page 3
Football final (crocks n crazes) Photo of the late Arnold Bennett's wife and John Russell descending Sneyd colliery. For more information see 20th Aug Sentinel late page 4.

Sentinel 9th Nov 1951city final page 5,
Accidents - Bernard Mountford Sneyd colliery fractured finger.

Evening Sentinel. January 12th 1952. Final. Page 1.
A Polish miner, Mr.Benedykt Lukaszewicz, aged 29, of 25, Well Street, Newcastle, was found dead at Sneyd colliery. A inquest is to be held on Tuesday 15th January.

Evening Sentinel. January 15th 1952. City Final. Page 1. At an inquest held in Hanley today, a verdict of accidental death was found on Mr. Benedykt Lukaszewicz, he was found asphyxiated by methane gas.

Evening Sentinel. June 7th 1952 Late. Page 1.
A 64 year old Burslem man, who worked at Sneyd colliery for more than half a century, died following a fall down stair's at his home, Mr. Albert Horton, of 23, Wood Street, Burslem, fractured his spine. Coroner's verdict was, Accidental Death. Mr. Horton had marvellous working record.

Evening Sentinel. June 9th 1952 City Final. Page 5.
Sneyd Collieries plan for winding up. An Extraordinary General Meeting, is to be held at the George Hotel Burslem on June 30th , a proposal to wind up the Company will be submitted. More on this, is on this page in the "Sentinel."

Evening Sentinel. October 25th 1952 Final Page 5.
Long service presentation to three Sneyd colliery miners, who have each completed more than half a century in the coal industry, and are still working, was held at the Sneyd Hotel last night. They were Mr. W. Abbotts 52 years service, Mr. A. Woodward and Mr. J. Crawley both had 51 years service.

Evening Sentinel. March 21st 1953. Late. Page 5.
A 44 year old miner, Mr. Cyril Wilson, of 19, Moore Street, Cobridge, was killed by a roof fall at Sneyd colliery yesterday afternoon, he was working at No2 pit at the time, the fall was not considerable and Mr. Wilson was extracted within a few minutes, but, he had died before reaching the surface.

Evening Sentinel. April 11th 1953. Late. Page. 5.
Photograph of the Sneyd colliery cricket team, with a small article on those present, including Eric Bradrick (team captain) J. Ebblethwaite, and R. Boote the colliery manager.

Evening Sentinel. April 21st 1953. Late. Page 7
“Mr. Pastry goes down the pit” Photo of Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry) with the manager of Sneyd colliery, Mr. R. Boote, and Mr. J. Hepplethwaite the No2 sub area agent.

Evening Sentinel. December 1st 1953. Late. Page5.
. Former miner Mr. William Mountford, aged 82, of 329, Sneyd Street, Sneyd Green, celebrated 60 years of married life today. He started work at 13 as a farm labourer, receiving 9d a week, a year later he went to work at Hanley deep pit where his wages were 1s 6d a shift, he worked at several local pits including, Ubberley, Bucknall, Northwood, Seaham Co. Durham, Sneyd and Ford green, and finely completing 25 years as a colliery Fireman at Sneyd.

Sentinel 18th Jan 1954 City Final, page 8.
Death announced of Mr W Tellwright, a past owner of Sneyd colliery.

Sentinel 10th July 1954, late, page 1.
Photograph of the Sneyd colliery rescue team in a competition at Glebe St.

Sentinel 9th Oct 1954 (late p 5)
In an accident at Sneyd Colliery, Mr Allan Brassington sustained a Broken leg.

Sentinel 30th December 1955 L p 5
Photograph and article on foreman carpenter Mr John Lewis Payne who was retiring after 65 years service at Sneyd colliery. During all this time Mr Payne had never been ill or late. He started at age 13 years at 8 shillings a week and had served nine colliery managers. He had also supported both Norton and Sneyd cricket clubs for over 40 years.

Sentinel 7th January 1956 (late Page 6)
Harold Greatbatch aged 33 injured at Sneyd Colliery

Sentinel 11th January 1956 (late Final Page 5)
Mr John Lewis(Lew) Payne mourned by Sneyd Pit ex-colleagues

Evening Sentinel. May 4th 1956 Late Page 8.
Photograph of a group of Devon clay miners from Newton Abbott who visited Sneyd colliery under normal working conditions. Mr. R. Boote Sneyd colliery’s manager is in the photograph.

Evening Sentinel. September 27th 1956 Football Final. Page4.
Nineteen teams fished in the Cobridge Angling Societies water at Congleton, for the North Staffordshire Miners Welfare Angling Trophy, which was won by Norton colliery, second was Sneyd colliery, and third was Parkhouse colliery.

Sentinel 13th August1957 City Final p8
the death was announced of Mr John Jackson of Leonard St Burslem. Mr Jackson who was 82yrs old worked at Sneyd colliery for 52yrs.

Sentinel 28th Oct 1957 late p5
Silverdale wins fire fighting cup in competition at Sneyd. Stafford was second, with Hanley Deep third. There were over 200 competitors.

Sentinel 18th Nov1957 late p6
Mr and Mrs Albert Williams of Sneyd Colliery celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr Williams had worked at Hanley Deep colliery for 50 years, he was also delegate for the deputies union and acting personal officer. He had also led Deep pit first aid team in many successful competitions.

Evening Sentinel. January 9th 1958. Late. Page 4.
Coal winding revolution will mean new look pit heads at many individual pits including, Hanley deep pit and Sneyd colliery. There is a likelihood of coal winding will cease, the shafts will be used for the winding of men and materials only.

Evening Sentinel. January 17th 1958. Late. Page 7.
Thirty Eight veteran miners from Sneyd colliery will be on cinema screens of the Potteries in about a month time. They were filmed for the N.C.B. screen magazine “Monthly Revue” when they all attended a social in the colliery Sports and Welfare club at Smallthorn.

Evening Sentinel. February 22nd 1958. Late. Page 5.
At an inquest on a former North Staffordshire miner was adjourned at Nottingham yesterday, to enable evidence to be obtained about a pit accident thirteen years ago. The inquest was on 48 year old Mr. Harold Robinson, of Vincent Street, Northwood, who died at Ellerstie House Hospital, last Tuesday. A Pathologist at Nottingham General Hospital said “death was due to chronic kidney failure, caused by paralysis resulting from a spinal injury. He said the man’s death was directly related to the injuries suffered in the pit accident. Mr. Robinson was injured in a pit accident at Sneyd colliery.

Evening Sentinel. March 8th 1958. Late. Page 5.
At an inquest in Nottingham, on a Northwood miner, who died on the 18th February this year, from injuries he received in 1945 in a fall of roof at Sneyd colliery. A verdict of accidental death was recorded on Mr. Harold Robinson, aged 48, of Vincent Street, Northwood.

Evening Sentinel. April 19th 1958. Late. Page 4.
Photograph of Sneyd colliery cricket professional Y.B. Palwarkar, presenting a bat to J. Hall who topped the batting averages last year.

Evening Sentinel. June 12th 1958. Late. Page1.
Photograph of Mr. John Hewitt, a Sneyd colliery overman who was awarded the B.E.M. in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Evening Sentinel. June 20th 1958. Late. Page 5.
There is a report on manpower in the pits, plus North Staffordshire’s outlook in the collieries. Recruitment in the coalmines in the division continued to improve and they general position was more satisfactory. A new shaft at Wolstanton had started, where the deepening of the existing one completed, these two shafts are to be taken lower still where they would link up with the Deep pit and Sneyd collieries. The new shaft at Hem Heath, the first in the country to use the twin rope friction winding system would service the development down to 1,062 yards was commissioned. A new drift mine was started by the N.C.B. at Apedale. Referring to training and education a new surface provision was completed at Kemball training centre.

Evening Sentinel. July 15th 1958. Late. Page 5.
A movement in a section of the shaft walling at Sneyd colliery has stopped work for 780 underground workers, possibly for the rest of the week. Every effort is being made to find temporary work at nearby collieries.

Evening Sentinel. July 22nd 1958. Late. Page 5.
It is not anticipated for normal work to resume at Sneyd colliery in No. 4 pit before next week.

Evening Sentinel. July 25th 1958. Late. Page 1.
Sneyd pit likely to start work next week. Page 5. Giving Judgment against a 44 year old miner who claimed damages against the N.C.B. for injuries he received in an accident at Sneyd colliery, Mr. Justice Stabble suggested at Stafford Assizes yesterday that the man had been injured while doing his duty and not to be blamed for the accident nor were the N.C.B. negligent but the N.C.B. might consider making a handsome ex-gratia payment to the plaintiff who his Mr. Edward Pajor, of 239, Ubberley Road, Bucknall.

Evening Sentinel. January 7th 1959. Late. Page 1.
The new situation in the mining industry represents the end of a period of abnormality, for it could not regarded as normal for the industry in full continuingly to meet demand, Mr. Brown said in Birmingham yesterday, but the change had been a sudden one. It had arrived because of a fall in consumption, and not because of an increasing dispute. He also spoke of different North Staffordshire Collieries where improvements were in hand, namely, Sneyd, Hem Heath, Florence, Wolstanton and Hanley Deep pit, collieries. More of his speech can be seen on this page.

Evening Sentinel. March 7th 1959. Football Final. Page 1.
Sneyd colliery Welfare club, held their annual presentation at the Sneyd Arms Hotel, Sneyd Green, last night. Mrs. S.T. Seabridge, wife of the Group Manager, presented the Cumberbatch Cup, to the, General Office team, winners of the inter-departmental K.O. cricket competition.

Evening Sentinel. February 13th 1959. Late. Page 5.
Former head timekeeper at Sneyd colliery, Mr. Joseph Eardley, was last night presented with a television set, sub-scribed by his colliery colleagues, to mark his retirement from the colliery, after 55 years service at Sneyd colliery. Mr. Eardley lives with his wife at 135, Moreland Road, Burslem.

Evening Sentinel. March 9th 1959. Late. Page 1.
“A real work of Art” that is what Czechoslovakian Deputy Fuel Minister, Jaromir Matusck, called Hem Heath colliery headgear, the Minister is leading a delegation to North Staffordshire, to see the coalfield recon structure program and, modern mining methods. They will also visit Sneyd and Wolstanton collieries. A full list of Their party and our accompanying party, is listed on this page.

Evening Sentinel. April 9th 1959. Late. Page 1.
Photograph of miner, Mr. Joseph Griffiths, who gets a good morning kiss from his wife, as he leaves home at 166, Moorland Road, Burslem, for work at Sneyd colliery today, because tomorrow, Mr.& Mrs. Griffiths celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Page 7 As above. Mr. Griffiths aged 71 as worked at Sneyd colliery for 59 years. There is more on Mr. Griffiths on this page.

Evening Sentinel. May 16th 1959. Late. Page 1.
Four miners were injured in a small explosion at Sneyd colliery today, two are rather ill in the N.S.R.I. with burns. The explosion happened in No 7 waste during the night shift. There was little damaged caused, and the fire was put out. The two miners in the wall of the blast were Mr. William Colclough, aged 47, of 3 Rivington Road, Fegg Hayes, the other man was Mr. Thomas Stocker, aged 43, of 5 Lincoln Road Galley’s Bank, Kidsgrove, who were detained in the infirmary. The two other men were, Mr. Alfred Barker, aged 48, of 21, Rivington Road, and Mr. Antonio Schischi, aged 28, of 15, Cotteran Place, Stoke-on-Trent. They were treated for shock in hospital. A N.C.B. spokesman said “that was no Saturday working, and an investigation is to be carried out”.

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. February 2nd 1960 City Final. Page 1.
A 48 year old, Sneyd colliery shunter, Mr. Thomas Tomkinson of 26, Dorcus Drive, Heron Cross, was killed yesterday at work. The inquest on Mr. Tomkinson retuned a verdict of Accidental Death. A full report of the inquest can be seen in February 5th Late Edition on page 9.

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

Evening Sentinel July 25th 1960. Late. Page 8.
Photo of the Sneyd colliery rescue team, in a competition held at the rescue station Stoke on Saturday

Evening Sentinel Dec. 15th 1961 Page 9.
Mr. Charles Mitchell was found severely injured last night, lying between some empty mine cars at Sneyd colliery and was dead on reaching the surface.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 19th 1961 Page 10.
Inquest today on Charles Mitchell age 61 was accidental death. He was a haulage hand and had worked at Sneyd colliery for 40 years.

Evening Sentinel June 4th 1962 Page 10.
William Hammersley age 48 a chargehand, at Sneyd colliery was killed at the pit on Saturday. He received multiple injuries from which he died.
Late final page 12 Tighten pit supervision call after fatal accident.

Evening Sentinel July 6th 1962 Page 1.
Coal was being wound up the shaft of Sneyd colliery for the last time today, before Monday’s output link up with Wolstanton.

Evening Sentinel Aug.1st 1962 Page 5.
Big changes as North Staffordshire pits go on holiday. It will be full speed ahead during the holidays at several pits where major change over or istalation schemes have been planned, at Victoria, Norton, Sneyd, Wolstanton. Stafford, and Great Fenton. (more details)

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 Oct 19th 1963 Page 8.
The new Midlands area secretary of the NUM is Mr. A.M. Jones. Mr Jones was a ripper and Branch Secretary at Sneyd colliery.

Evening Sentinel Feb 3rd 1964 Page 5 F.
The eventual amalgamation of three local branches of NACODS was foreseen during a dinner at the Grand Hotel, Hanley on Saturday. The event was the first annual dinner of the Sneyd, Deep Pit and Wostanton. The three collieries are now amalgamated into the Wolstanton concentration.

Evening Sentinel July 29th 1964 Page 8.
Two North Staffs miners won prizes in a safety competition. Mr. H. Bolderson, a Sneyd colliery worker won first prize, a saloon car and Mr. C. Whitehurst second prize, a trip to Paris for two.

Evening Sentinel Oct 2nd 1964 Page 11. F.
The death has occurred of Mr. F. Barns, a retired coal board engineer. He was 68 and held the post of Chief Engineer for Sneyd colliery.

Evening Sentinel Jan 12th 1965 Final Page 5
A verdict of death, accelerated by pneumoconiosis was recorded by the City coroner Mr, F. G . Hails at an inquest on Mr. William Stonier. Mr. Stonier had worked underground at Sneyd colliery from the age of 13 until he was 60. The last 5 years he had spent on the surface.

Evening Sentinel April 9th 1965 Page 1 L.
Silverdale has set up two new productivity records in the last fortnight. In the week ending March 27th productivity for all employees reached 55.2 cwt oer man shift. Coal face output rose from 205.5 cwt in April 1963 to 222.7 cwt. The figure for all employees was 58.2 cwt.
Page 24 Mr. C. Edwards, secretary of Sneyd cricket club told members at their annual meeting last night, that the help they received from the Sneyd colliery welfare club for many years, may be cut off.

Evening Sentinel Nov 4th 1965 Page 16.
Port Vale’s player manager, Jackie Mudie presented prizes to the winners and runners-up of sneyd collieries sports and welfare club’s seven a side football competition at Sneyd welfare club. The winners were “Sneyd Sparks” (Electricians) (Also a Photo)

Evening Sentinel Dec. 16th 1965 Page 6. C.F.
Two hundred miners and their wives were entertained to a five-course turkey dinner and concert by the Sneyd colliery sports and welfare club at the Princess Hall, Burslem last night. Each miner received Ten Shillings to spend at home.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 8th 1966 Page 5.
Mr. F.G. Hails, city coroner, said at an inquest on Mr. E. George, a miner of Sneyd colliery where he was run over by tubs in 1947, said it would be better if the records of all accidents be kept at least until the victim died. Same page a new productivity record for all employees at the colliery was set up by Victoria colliery in the week ending Aug 27th. Output per man shift was 44.75 cwt, up by more than 2.5 cwt. .

Evening Sentinel Sep 28th 1966 Page 7 F.
A Tunstall man, wife, and six children left the City for the goldfields of West Australia. He is Mr. F. Crook age 33 and was a deputy at Sneyd colliery. .

Evening Sentinel Jan 12th 1966 Page 1. L.
Photo of Mr. Roy Austin, coalface instructor at Sneyd colliery being presented with a complete tool chest by Mr. John Belcher, manager, along with the colliery consultative committee. Mr. Austin won the NCB safety competition. .

Evening Sentinel Jan 28th 1966 Page 11.
Player manager of Port Vale, Jackie Mudie, has accepted the presidency of Sneyd colliery youth club, which is situated at the welfare club, Smallthorne. .

Evening Sentinel June 2nd 1966 Page 10. F.
Forty members of Sneyd colliery retired members club left this morning for a holiday at Rhly. The Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Ald. James Evans, who is, himself a retired miner, saw them off. (Photo also July 4th page 8.) .

Evening Sentinel May 20th 1966 Page 5
On May 25th Mr. James Evans will become the first pitman, connected all his life with mining, who will be made Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. He and his wife were married in April 1926. A few days later the miners lock out began. For the next 32 weeks while soldiers with fixed bayonets guarded the pitheads, he was out of work. Since going underground at 14 he worked at every job including becoming an official. The cost to his health has included breaking his leg five times and having his spine fractured. He was down Sneyd colliery on new years day in 1941 when 58 of his comrades were blasted to eternity. He left the pit with 100% disability pension for pneumoconiosis. .

Evening Sentinel May 24th 1966 Page 12
The death has occurred at his home of Mr. J. Tellwright age 87 a member of a prominent North Staffs family associated for many years with the districts mining and pottery industries. He was a director of Sneyd colliery before nationalisation. .

Evening Sentinel July 4th 1966 Page 8.
Photo of 70 year old Mr. Joe Bourne, who was one of 40 members of Sneyd colliery welfare, sports and social club, being seen off by the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Ald. J. Evans, for a week’s holiday at Rhyl on Saturday. .

Evening Sentinel July 17th 1969 Page 1. F.
Photo of the 250 feet high chimney at Sneyd colliery, being brought down by explosives yesterday.

Evening Sentinel Dec. 31st 1970 Page 6. F.
Photo. The “Alpine look for the Hanley Forest Park scheme. The snow covered landscape spoil tips of Sneyd colliery.

Evening Sentinel March 12th 1971 Page 14. F.
Photo Stoke-on-Trent’s Minnie volcano, the still burning Sneyd colliery waste tip is undergoing spectacular reshaping by giant earth-movers in the reclamation project.

Evening Sentinel July 12th 1971 Page 10. F.
Mr. I.W. Cumberbatch, former NCB chief, in West Midlands died yesterday in the NSRI. He was a member of a Silverdale family. Began his career at Florence colliery, Longton. Was appointed manager at Stafford Coal and Iron Co. Ltd. In 1919 and in 1925 became manager of Hanley Deep. In 1934 he was made general manager of Sneyd collieries Ltd. On nationalisation he was appointed North Staffs area manager. He retired in 1955 after 50 years service to mining, was awarded the OBE in 1950 and the CBE in 1955.

Evening Sentinel Nov. 10th 1971 Page 18 C.F.
An emergency ban has been imposed at a City sports ground after discovering 2 disused mine shafts. The shafts were at Sneyd tip sports ground in Sandbach Rd. A ban has been put on all games until the shafts have been filled in.

Evening Sentinel July 9th 1973 Page 1 F.
Miners sat out a three hour vigil today after a fire broke out in a 2,700 feet deep ventilation shaft. Men at Wolstanton colliery were ushered into an underground passage and had to stop work as the minor blaze started in the disused Sneyd collier several miles away. By midday they were working as normal.

Evening Sentinel July 28th 1976 Page 16. F.
Mr. John Hepplethwaite, age 80, a prominent North Staffs mining engineer, who led rescuers in a bid to find survivors in the Sneyd colliery explosion of January 1st 1942 has died in hospital.

Evening Sentinel Oct 30th 1981 Page 24. C.F.
Sam Brooks age 61 retired after 47 years service. Five days after he got married, he missed the force of an explosion at Sneyd colliery that killed 57 men. For the past 5 years he has been personnel manager at Florence colliery.

Evening Sentinel August edition is of very poor quality.
Aug 20th 1982 Page 4, Article by R.D. Woodall on explosion at Burslem 125 years ago, plus Sneyd and Mossfield collieries.

Evening Sentinel June 6th 1983 Page 7. F.
Mr. R. Thortheycroft has retired after 45 years in the coal industry. He started work as a haulage boy at 14yrs at Racecourse colliery, Shelton in 1938 Then took up work at Sneyd colliery as a deputy in 1949. He later managed Parkhouse, Mossfield and Norton.

Evening Sentinel Sep. 30th 1989 Page 11. Cheshire.
Fred Leigh’s “Potteries at War” has the aspects of Sneyd colliery explosion.

Evening Sentinel 31st 1991. Page. 12.
Full-page article on the 50th anniversary of the Sneyd colliery disaster, when 57 men made the ultimate sacrifice, in the drive to boost wartime production.

Sentinel Jan 1st 1994 Page 23 Relax.
An article on the Sneyd colliery explosion , when 57 men and boys died in the blackest day in the Potteries history.

Sentinel 29th July 1994 Page 14 Co
Full page about best stories about coal mining, including Florence, Wolstanton, Sneyd and Minnie pits.

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