Here’s a quick one to get the researchers scratching their heads – and it’s a very long shot, but please do what you can, I’ve asked for more information from Gill, and I’m hoping she’ll comment here.
Gill Joesbury asked:
Do you know of any records in existence that recorded mining accidents in the Brownhills area? My Grandfather was a coalminer (loader below ground level) although I don’t know which pit he worked at, just that it was in the Brownhills area.
I believe that he lost a leg in a pit accident, probably sometime in the early 1900’s. Not much to go on I’m afraid and if there are no records then a dead end.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Mrs Gill Joesbury
Hi Gill – if we could have a name to go on, that would be great. I’m unaware of any unified lists of pit accidents (but I am welcome to correction on that), but there may be stuff in the paper or other archives if we have a name.
Please folks, if you can help – comment here, or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.