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Message Number: 95 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 17:49:09 GB
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Name:  Andrew Harris

Hello I'm hoping in visiting your site to find some information about or get a better understanding of what life was like for my Great Grandad Samuel Smart as a Black Country miner.

I'm the proud owner of two lapel badges that belonged to him one which says Cannock Chase Deputies Association around the edge and the has the word Justice running diagonally across its front. The second which has a figure of a miner inside a shield with National Association of Colliery Deputies around its edge.

I'd love to know more about these badges and the role of Deputies like my Great Grandad.


Andy Harris

Message Number: 94 - Friday, January 27, 2017 13:48:52 GB
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Name:  Richard Wallbank


I was born and raised in Great Wyrley and worked at Wyrley no. 3 colliery but with regard to message number 284 I cannot recall any opencast mining occuring in Great Wyrley. Churchbridge and Landywood yes but not Great Wyrley but then maybe my memory is not what it was.

best regards

Message Number: 93 - Friday, January 20, 2017 17:11:01 GB
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Name:  john burns

Im interested in any Records, Photographs, Maps which reference open cast minning that took place in Great Wyrley.

Message Number: 92 - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 15:38:59 GB
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Name:  Ian Whitehouse

I now live in Scotland, however I'm originally from Walsall Wood and several of my ancestors worked at Walsall Wood Colliery. Upon leaving school in 1972 I worked at Brownhills Motor Sales on the site of the colliery for 5 years.

Message Number: 91 - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 22:21:55 GB
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Name:  carl baxter

great very good