Evening Sentinel Mining News 1952

Evening Sentinel. April 1st 1952. City Final. Page 5.

An excellent record of service in the mining industry is held by Mr. Enoch Dale, of 11, Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop,
who at 73 years of age is still working underground. Mr. Dale is a Fireman, at the Brown Lees pit of the Victoria colliery. Mr. Dale left school at 12, and as worked for various local collieries in 61 years working underground.

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. September 5th 1952 Final Page 6.

Married 50 years and still a miner at 71. Mr. James Boote, of 43, Dales Green Harriseahead, as worked at Birchwood colliery for 41 years and for the present 15 years at Black Brook colliery

Evening Sentinel. September 15th 1952 City Final Page 4.

Mr. Edwin Austin of 37 Scragg Street, Packmoor, a 36 year old miner, who last year was able to have special treatment in Germany for Parkinson's Disease, thanks to money from a fund organised by his colleagues at Victoria colliery Biddulph, as been able to work on the colliery surface since last January without any ill effects. More on this can be seen on this page in the "Sentinel".

Evening Sentinel. November 14th 1952 Late Page 7.

Found with a fractured skull by the side of a wagon at Victoria colliery, Biddulph, early today. Mr. Jessie Mountford, aged 30 of
7, Biddulph Road, Harriseahead, he was taken to the N.S.R.I. and died fifteen minutes later. Mr. Mountford was attaching loaded loading wagon's to the haulage rope at the bottom of the Banbury Dip, it is believed he was stuck by a wagon or a dislodged rail.
The Inquest on Mr. Mountford is in the "Sentinel" Final Edition of November 18th on page 7.