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From: wendy doyle <>
Subject: Re: [STS] Mining fatality
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 08:55:07 +0000
You could try Quarter Sessions Records - they contain Coroner's Reports,
and there would have had to be an inquest......
I haven't worked with the Staffs ones, but have done some Shropshire
ones, and there were a lot of inquests on miners there.
In message <20001120012541Z42975-28287+>,
Pamela Farmer <> writes
>Lynda's message about the mining fatality has prompted me to put out this
>I have a great grand uncle who was killed in Florence Pit, Longton around
>1947. I have not been able to locate the death date, yet. I have enquired
>about disasters but the Florence has not had a major disaster. I understand
>accidents causing death happened frequently enough that it didn't warrant a
>news item in the paper ( a sad situation). Arthur Shea probably met his
>death in a similar way as Lynda's ancestors - equipment breaking or
>something falling on him.
>My request is:-
>Has anyone any suggestions where I can look for information? Stoke Archives
>can't help me. I've checked the Library. Does anyone know when Florence Pit
>closed down? Would there be any archival material saved or is there a
>Mining Museum that might be able to help?
>Alberta Canada formerly Walsall
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