Saturday, 30 April 2016

Featherstone's Collieries



ACKTON HALL COLLIERY

 Ackton Hall Colliery Co. Ltd - South Kirkby, Featherstone and Hemsworth Collieries Limited - National Coal Board
Maximum output - 615,000 tons in 1958
Maximum employment - underground - 1,940 in 1924
                                         surface - 636 in 1924
Closed down in 1985

  George Bradley, the owner of Ackton Hall and most of the land in Featherstone, borrowed money in 1873 to start a colliery near the railway station. He sank two shafts to the Stanley Main Seam and called it Featherstone Manor Colliery. He later had them deepened to the Warren House Seam and in good times the output was about 200 tons per day. But in 1888 trade was bad and he couldn't keep up the payments on the mortgage and he was declared bankrupt. In August 1890 Samuel Cunliffe Lister bought the Ackton Hall Estates, including the colliery (now called Ackton Hall and Featherstone Manor Collieries, possibly to differentiate between the two seams), and set about a major improvement scheme including shafts to the Silkstone and Haigh Moor Seams. "Manor" was dropped from the name.


  This 1890 map shows how small the colliery was with one coal winding shaft and the upcast shaft and a few sidings. There was also a small works to produce coke and town gas.

  In 1893 during a national coal strike there was a riot at the colliery and soldiers fired ten bullets at the ground in front of demonstrators. The ricochets injured about 20 men and two died from their injuries. The official inquiry came to the conclusion the attack upon the colliery was preconcerted and carried out by mobs from a distance. The Ackton Hall miners took no part beyond that of looking on.  (See the Featherstone Chronicle for 1893 for a full account.)

  This drawing from the Illustrated London News is supposed to show the moment the troops opened fire. Note the woman and child used for dramatic effect. There were no reports of woman and children being present.

  This is another drawing from the Illustrated London News showing a lone soldier and two policemen standing guard in the days after it was all over. 

   During the strike work on exanding the colliery continued. A tubway was made over the sidings and railway lines to enable the increasing amounts of stone and shale to be tipped at the south side of the railway. This map, made for the riot inquiry, shows the tubway but not yet in use.
 
  This photo shows the start of the muckstack south of the railway.




  The tubway over the railway lines can be seen at the left of this photo/


































MANAGERS
Joseph Blackburn 1876-1878
Peter Hall 1878-1880
Isaac Foster 1880-1881
W Brunton 1881-1884
George Senior 1884-1895
Hubert St John Durnford 1895-1903
Ellis Barraclough 1903-1911
David Protheroe 1911-1918
John Wells McTrusty 1918-1927
A M G Prest 1927-1932
Jimmy Nelson 1932-1949
Jack Wright 1949-1956
P F Howitt 1956-1960
Fred Vollans 1960-1964
George Prince 1964-1970
Richard Wastell 1970-1975
Thomas Mottram 1975-1983
Roy Cocker 1983-1984
Harry Hoy 1984-1985
Jack Kirkwood 1985




ACKTON HALL COLLIERY FATAL ACCIDENTS

Note: This list will be extended as more information is available. Not all first names or ages are known.

1882
J Leadbetter, a collier age 31 was killed by a fall of roof.
1883
Alfred Steel, a pony driver age 15 was coming from the stables when he was hit by a fall of coal,
1885
Mark Westmoreland, a sinker age 19 was struck by something while descending the shaft. He died two days later.
1892
Reuben Peace, head banksman age 34 was oiling the winding rope while standing on planks across the shaft. The cage came up and dislodged him and he fell down the shaft.
1893
Abraham Hercock, a surface labourer age 28 was killed when a large piece of iron being lifted by a crane fell on him.
1894
John Sadler, a sinker age 50 was working on a scaffold in the Silkstone shaft when the cage was accidentally raised and tipped him off and he fell down the shaft. 
Harry Elvin, a sinker age 27 was holding a drill rod which two men were striking, A small piece of steel flew off and pierced his heart and he died a few minutes later.
1895
George Farrar, a carting agent, was in Green Lane when an engine approached and spooked his horse which knocked him on the lines and the engine ran over his leg. He died from shock the next day.
Albert Fearnley, a collier age 22 was crushed by a fall of stone and died the same afternoon.
1896
Leonard Foster, a collier age 21 was crushed by a fall of roof.
George Worman, a surface worker age 16 was walking through the sidings and was run over by a wagon.
H Heath, a collier age 30 was killed by a fall of roof.
E Frith, a collier age 30 was injured by a fall of roof and died two days later.
1897
T Lister, a collier age 28 was killed by a fall of roof.
James Winstanley, a stone worker age 44 was killed by a fall of roof.
Elias Allen, a collier age 45 was killed by a fall of roof.
1898
Henry Palfryaman, a collier age 31 of South View was killed by a fall of roof.
1899
Jarvis Housley. a collier age 30 lodging in Aberdeen Terrace was killed by a fall of roof.
John Edward Clare, a collier age 49 lodging in Clark's Buildings was killed by a fall of roof.
1900
 J Coulston, a byeworker age 44 was injured by a fall of roof and died five days later.
1901
J Waite, a pony driver age 17 was found dead under a full tub.
William Taylor, a hanger-on age 28 in the pit bottom tried to adjust a tub in the cage when the cage rose and crushed him.
Thamas Poynte, a collier age 24 was killed by a fall of roof. 
1902
Alfred Dickinson, a roadman age 18 of Halton Street was run over by runaway tubs when a haulage chain broke.
George William Palmer, a collier age 44 of Andrew Street was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day in Clayton Hospital.
1903
E Farmer. a pony driver age 15. was injured when he fell in front of a full tum on February 17 and died two days later.
1904
Fred Littlewood, a collier age 23 was killed by a fall of roof.
Mark Yardley, a collier age 40 was killed by a fall of roof. 
Richard Ingram, a collier age 25 of Fearnley Street was injured by a fall of coal in January. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died some months later. The inquest in \November decided he died as a result of a fractured spine.
1905
Thomas Rudge, a byeworker age 24 was killed by a fall of stone when he removed a prop.
Alfred Milner, a wagon greaser age 43 was knocked down and killed by empty wagons,
Charles Garforth, a collier age 52 was killed by a fall of coal. 
1906
Abraham Thatcher, a collier age 58 was killed by a stone which fell from the roof.
John Green, a collier age 62 was killed by a fall of stone.
Arthur Henderson, a pony driver age 16 was riding in a tub which became derailed. he was thrown out and broke his neck.
1907
Joseph Lindley, a collier age 54 of North Featherstone was killed by a fall of coal.
Michael Doran, a collier age 50 was killed by a fall of roof.
1908
Walter Tomlinson, a labourer age 30 was killed by a fall of roof.
Herbert Knight, a collier age 36 of West View, North Featherstone, was hit in the stomach by a discharged prop and died at home five days later.
George Lythgoe, a collier age 45 was killed by a fall of roof.
David Cowcill, a collier age 44 was injured by a fall of coal and died two days later.
1909
 Harold Marsh, a screener age 13 went through a fence and was caught in the machinery. He was taken to Clayton Hospital and died after an operation.
James Platt, a miner age 34 of Pontefract was burned in an ignition of firedamp and taken to Clayton Hospital where he died the next day.
 Herbert Meredith, a miner age 23 of Pontefract was burned in the same incident and also taken to Clayton Hospital, He died five days later, 
Arthur Schofield, a pony driver age 16 of Tanshelf was found dead crushed between a tub and the side of the roadway.
Enoch Davies, a collier age 65 of Gladstone Street was injured by a fall of coal on June 15 and taken home where he died on June 24.
William Hall, a deputy age 57 of Fearnley Street was injured by a fall of roof. He was taken to Dr Finch's surgery where he died shortly after.
Herbert Toft, a byworker age 45 was killed by a fall of roof.
1910
William Davy McDonald, a labourer age 48 of Leeds was crushed when a new boiler being installed slipped and trapped him.
Arthur Chappell Mason, a pit bottom lad  age 19 of West View was killed when a pulley wheel broke and a piece hit him in the face,
George Callear, a greaser age 19 was killed when his clothing was caught by a driving shaft.
William Dyas, a pony driver age 16 of Post Office Road was run over by derailed tubs. He was taken to Pontefract Dispensary where he died from shock.
John Reynolds, a lamp cleaner age 14 of Thornton's Buildings stood too near the fire in the lamproom and his apron caught fire. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died two days later.
1911
Thomas Gill, a pony driver age 16 was run over by a full tub.
Francis Walker, a pony driver age 19 was trapped between two runs of tubs. 
1912
Fred Hill, a collier age 51 was injured by a fall on coal and taken to Clayton Hospital where he died a week later.
William Moxon, a pony driver age 16 of Pontefract was illegally riding on a full tub and it came off the rails and trapped him at the side of the road. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died. 
1913
James Henry Parkin,  a boiler fireman age 26 was knocked down by a locomotive.
James Spencer Woodworth, a boilersmith age 27 fell from the roof of the boilerhouse and fractured his skull. He was taken to Clayton Hospital and died the same day.
Howard Davison, a door boy age 14 of Church Lane, North Featherstone, was trapped by a pony and tubs. He went home apparently not seriously injured but died the same day.
1914
Alfred Turner, a glassworker age 16 of Knottingley, was found dead trapped between a tub and the side of the road. It was his first day at work and he had claimed two years experience at Prince of Wales Colliery.  Glassworker was probably his job at Knottingley.
Thomas Millard, a pony driver age 15 was run over by four empty tubs he was driving. he was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died soon after being admitted.
John Albert Jubb, a collier age 34 of Pontefract was killed by a fall of roof.
1915
Albert Blackburn, a pony driver age 16 was riding on a full tub and was crushed between the tub and the roof.
Charles Hutchinson, a collier age 41 of Dickinson Terrace was killed by a fall of coal.
Joseph Parkinson, a wagon lowerer age 55 of Pontefract was crushed between a wagon and a wall. 
1916
Samuel Barker,  a collier age 59 of Featherstone Square was killed by a fall of roof. 
1917
George Heptinstall, a rope lad age 15 was crushed between empty tubs.
Harold Walsh, age 10 of Featherstone Square was playing on a haulage wheel on the dirt tip when it started and he was thrown off and fractured his skull.
Henry Young of Pontefract was killed by a fall of roof.
1918
Robert Standage, age 24 of Vicarage Lane was run over by a tub.
Thomas Ellis, age 15 of Leeds Street was run over by tubs. 
1919
William Athorn, a pony driver age 16 of Pontefract was crushed against a wall by an overturned tub.
Albert Edward Barker, a pony driver age 16 was run over by tubs.
Horace Guest, age 17 of Moor Road was killed by a fall of roof.
Henry O'Hara, a rope lad age 17 was killed when a tub derailed and knocked out a prop causing a fall of roof.
Cecil Senior, a collier age 30 of Hall Street, Purston, was killed by a fall of roof.
Thomas Stanley, a collier age 42 of Andrew Street was injured by a fall of roof and died two weeks later from bronchial pneumonia. 
1920
Joseph Mattocks, age 55 was killed by a fall of roof.
1922
Thomas Fox, age 25 was crushed by tubs. 
1923
Joseph Green, a collier age 52 of Pontefract was injured by a fall of roof. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died the same day.
John Jones, a rope cleaner age 67 of Victoria Terrace, Purston, slipped and fractured a leg when trapped by a tub. He died ten days later from shock in Clayton Hospital.

1924
George Thompson, a collier age 33 was injured by a fall of coal on 4 February and he died 19 July.
1926
Edward Morgan, age 47 was injured by a fall of roof and died two days later.
1927
Walter Allen, age 37 was injured by a fall of roof and died four days later.
Arthur William Parkin, age 26 was crushed by tubs.
1928
Ralph Yates, age 21 was killed by a fall of coal.
Jeremiah Blackman, age 43 was killed by a fall of roof.
Edward Taylor,  a pony driver age 18 was overcome by methane when his pony ran into disused workings and he followed it.
1930
Ernest Bamford, age 18 was run over by tubs.
John Arthur Wilson, age 60 was killed by a fall of roof.
John Wesley Morritt, age 44 was killed by a fall of roof.
1931
Frederick Harrison, age 15 fell onto a rail. 
Benny Chilton, age 36 was killed by a fall of roof.
1932
John Thomas Marsh, age 39 was injured by a fall of roof and died of septicaemia.  
 1933
Harold Bailey, a collier age 34 was killed by a fall of roof.
Cyril Hartington, a blacksmith age 25 was using a wooden stick to push a driving belt loose. The stick struck his abdomen and he died three days later of internal injuries.
1934
Robert Lee, a collier age 38 was injured by a fall of roof on 7 September 1933 and died 18 January of a fractured spine..
Albert Henry Ross, a collier age 46 was injured by a fall of roof on 7 February and died of pneumonia six days later.
Arthur Harris, a collier age 37 was killed by a fall of roof.
David William Longstaff, a timekeeper age 81 of Green Lane stood on the gantry haulage rope in August 1932 which set in motion and threw him. He fractured his thigh and after seven weeks in Pontefract General Infirmary he went to the workhouse where he died in August this year. The medical officer said his death was as a result of the accident.  
1935
Ronald Lewis, an overman age 52 was injured by a fall of coal and died four days later.
George William Bunting, a drifter age 29 was killed by a fall of roof.
Fred Milnthorpe, a collier age 21 was killed by a fall of roof.
George Robinson, a haulage hand age 18 was crushed by tubs.
1936
Harry Edward Sockett, a haulage hand age 16 was crushed by tubs.
Joseph Lyon, age 52 was killed by a fall of coal. 
Thomas Stoner, a stone drifter age 28 of Crofton, was killed when a miss-fired shot went off.
Sam Barker, a pony driver of Featherstone Square was run over by a tub on 10 November 1933 and fractured his spine. He died in November from exhaustion.
1937
Joseph Hallmark, age 32 was crushed by a falling girder.
Thomas Rose, age 51 was killed by a fall of roof.
William Moran, age 17 was run over by tubs.
Percy Clarkson, age 16 was caught in a haulage rope.
1938
Charles Kirton, age 30 was crushed by tubs.
John W Jaques, age 44 was injured by a fall of roof and died seven days later.
Fred Stevens, age 31 was caught in a conveyor roller.
Richard Colley, age 31 was killed by a fall of roof.
1939
John T Harrison, age 36 was overcome by methane.
William Cadman, age 42 was hit by a chain and died three days later.
1940
D Owens, a surface worker age 18 was scalded on 15 February and died 11 March.
Edgar Howarth, age 18 was killed by a fall of roof.
W G Coming age 42 and Alexander Taylor age 19 were killed by a fall of roof.
Charles J Stubbs age 54 was killed by a fall of side.
1941
James Roberts, age 28 was killed by a was killed by a fall of roof.
John R Senior, age 67 fell down the shaft.
J Bennett, age 44 was in the descending cage which overwound on 29 October and died 16 November.
1942
John Kelly, age 47 was in the descending cage which overwound on 29 October 1941 and died 10 January.
William Sunny Dias, age 35 was hit by a winch handle.
Arthur Lookman, age 40 was killed by a fall of roof.
1943
Edgar Bryan, age 25 was killed by a fall of roof.
J H Crossland, age 62 was killed by  fall of roof.
1945
William E Booth, age 17 was crushed by the cage at the surface.
Cyril Hollis, age 36 was killed by a fall of roof.
1946
A G Cording, age 42 was killed by a fall of roof.
1948
Hedley Walton, age 72 was crushed between two tubs and died of peritonitis.
Bernard Bradley, age 41 was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day.
1949
John Benjamin Fennell, age 45 was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day.
Ernest Dainty, age 30 was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day.
Abel Leverton, age 72 was crushed by a tub.
James William Simpson, age 31 was killed by a fall of roof.
1950
Samuel Hughes, age 46 was caught by coal cutting machinery and died in the surface ambulance room.
1957
Edgar Jukes, age 49 was killed by a fall of roof.
Ernest Leslie Harrison, age 46 and David Leslie Withington age 53 were both killed by the same fall of roof.
1958
Alfred Chivers age 35 and Peter Gardener age 21 fell down the shaft from the Haigh Moor level to the bottom when a platform gave way as they were entering the cage.
1960
Freferick Walker, age 54 was killed by a fall of roof.
1962
Eric Cording, age 44 was killed by a fall of roof. 
1965
Brian Hill, an electrician age 24 of Ravensmeade, Purston, received an electric shock from a switch box and died shortly afterwards.
1968
John Westerman, age 42 was killed when engulfed by slurry when shaft seals failed.
1972
William Maddison, age 48 was killed when trapped by machinery against the side of the road.
1974
Harold Halman, age 45 was killed when crushed against an arch girder by machinery.
1977
Christopher Paul Hassall, age 18 was killed while surveying at Ackworth pit top when he was run over by machinery.
1979
Charles Naylor Hawler, age 59 of Pontefract was killed when the crane he was driving in the surface stockyard overturned.
1980
E Elsley, age 35 was killed when he fell down a hole due to the wire mesh covering on which he was standing giving way.





FEATHERSTONE MAIN COLLIERY



Original name -  Featherstone Colliery.
Owners - John Shaw - Featherstone Coal Company - South Kirkby, Featherstone and  Hemsworth Collieries Limited.
Shaft sinking began - 1868.
Maximum output -
Maximum employment - underground - 2,095 in 1924.
                                         surface - 480 in 1924.
Closed down in 1935.

MANAGERS
Earnest Andrews 1868-1886
J T Bennett 1886-1893
Thomas Thompson 1893-1897
Peter Darlington 1897- 1922
A M G Prest 1922-1924
T Beach 1924-1928
C S Magee 1928-1934
N Baster 1934-1935


SNYDALE COLLIERY


Original name - Snydale Victoria Colliery.
Owners - Rhodes and Dalby - Henry Briggs and Sons Ltd - National Coal Board.
Shaft sinking began - 1863.
Maximum output - 185,000 tons in 1953 and 1954.
Maximum employment - underground - 702 in 1922.
                                         Surface - 209 in 1922.
Closed down in 1966.

MANAGERS
Abraham Wardman 1863-1895
James T Eley 1895-1902
Thomas Beach 1903-1907
Robert Johnson Shaw 1907-
A Simpkin 1911-1918
G A Charlton 1924 - 1944
H P A (Percy) Johnson 1944-1947
Charles Appleby 1947-1951
F Speakman 1951-1954
Edgar Fearnside 1954-1957
Les Simpkin 1957-1960
John Tunnicliffe 1960-1965
George Galley 1965-1966



ACKTON HALL COLLIERY FATAL ACCIDENTS

Note: This list will be extended as more information is available. Not all first names or ages are known.

1882
J Leadbetter, a collier age 31 was killed by a fall of roof.
1883
Alfred Steel, a pony driver age 15 was coming from the stables when he was hit by a fall of coal,
1885
Mark Westmoreland, a sinker age 19 was struck by something while descending the shaft. He died two days later.
1892
Reuben Peace, head banksman age 34 was oiling the winding rope while standing on planks across the shaft. The cage came up and dislodged him and he fell down the shaft.
1893
Abraham Hercock, a surface labourer age 28 was killed when a large piece of iron being lifted by a crane fell on him.
1894
John Sadler, a sinker age 50 was working on a scaffold in the Silkstone shaft when the cage was accidentally raised and tipped him off and he fell down the shaft. 
Harry Elvin, a sinker age 27 was holding a drill rod which two men were striking, A small piece of steel flew off and pierced his heart and he died a few minutes later.
1895
George Farrar, a carting agent, was in Green Lane when an engine approached and spooked his horse which knocked him on the lines and the engine ran over his leg. He died from shock the next day.
Albert Fearnley, a collier age 22 was crushed by a fall of stone and died the same afternoon.
1896
Leonard Foster, a collier age 21 was crushed by a fall of roof.
George Worman, a surface worker age 16 was walking through the sidings and was run over by a wagon.
H Heath, a collier age 30 was killed by a fall of roof.
E Frith, a collier age 30 was injured by a fall of roof and died two days later.
1897
T Lister, a collier age 28 was killed by a fall of roof.
James Winstanley, a stone worker age 44 was killed by a fall of roof.
Elias Allen, a collier age 45 was killed by a fall of roof.
1898
Henry Palfryaman, a collier age 31 of South View was killed by a fall of roof.
1899
Jarvis Housley. a collier age 30 lodging in Aberdeen Terrace was killed by a fall of roof.
John Edward Clare, a collier age 49 lodging in Clark's Buildings was killed by a fall of roof.
1900
 J Coulston, a byeworker age 44 was injured by a fall of roof and died five days later.
1901
J Waite, a pony driver age 17 was found dead under a full tub.
William Taylor, a hanger-on age 28 in the pit bottom tried to adjust a tub in the cage when the cage rose and crushed him.
Thamas Poynte, a collier age 24 was killed by a fall of roof. 
1902
Alfred Dickinson, a roadman age 18 of Halton Street was run over by runaway tubs when a haulage chain broke.
George William Palmer, a collier age 44 of Andrew Street was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day in Clayton Hospital.
1903
E Farmer. a pony driver age 15. was injured when he fell in front of a full tum on February 17 and died two days later.
1904
Fred Littlewood, a collier age 23 was killed by a fall of roof.
Mark Yardley, a collier age 40 was killed by a fall of roof. 
Richard Ingram, a collier age 25 of Fearnley Street was injured by a fall of coal in January. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died some months later. The inquest in \November decided he died as a result of a fractured spine.
1905
Thomas Rudge, a byeworker age 24 was killed by a fall of stone when he removed a prop.
Alfred Milner, a wagon greaser age 43 was knocked down and killed by empty wagons,
Charles Garforth, a collier age 52 was killed by a fall of coal. 
1906
Abraham Thatcher, a collier age 58 was killed by a stone which fell from the roof.
John Green, a collier age 62 was killed by a fall of stone.
Arthur Henderson, a pony driver age 16 was riding in a tub which became derailed. he was thrown out and broke his neck.
1907
Joseph Lindley, a collier age 54 of North Featherstone was killed by a fall of coal.
Michael Doran, a collier age 50 was killed by a fall of roof.
1908
Walter Tomlinson, a labourer age 30 was killed by a fall of roof.
Herbert Knight, a collier age 36 of West View, North Featherstone, was hit in the stomach by a discharged prop and died at home five days later.
George Lythgoe, a collier age 45 was killed by a fall of roof.
David Cowcill, a collier age 44 was injured by a fall of coal and died two days later.
1909
 Harold Marsh, a screener age 13 went through a fence and was caught in the machinery. He was taken to Clayton Hospital and died after an operation.
James Platt, a miner age 34 of Pontefract was burned in an ignition of firedamp and taken to Clayton Hospital where he died the next day.
 Herbert Meredith, a miner age 23 of Pontefract was burned in the same incident and also taken to Clayton Hospital, He died five days later, 
Arthur Schofield, a pony driver age 16 of Tanshelf was found dead crushed between a tub and the side of the roadway.
Enoch Davies, a collier age 65 of Gladstone Street was injured by a fall of coal on June 15 and taken home where he died on June 24.
William Hall, a deputy age 57 of Fearnley Street was injured by a fall of roof. He was taken to Dr Finch's surgery where he died shortly after.
Herbert Toft, a byworker age 45 was killed by a fall of roof.
1910
William Davy McDonald, a labourer age 48 of Leeds was crushed when a new boiler being installed slipped and trapped him.
Arthur Chappell Mason, a pit bottom lad  age 19 of West View was killed when a pulley wheel broke and a piece hit him in the face,
George Callear, a greaser age 19 was killed when his clothing was caught by a driving shaft.
William Dyas, a pony driver age 16 of Post Office Road was run over by derailed tubs. He was taken to Pontefract Dispensary where he died from shock.
John Reynolds, a lamp cleaner age 14 of Thornton's Buildings stood too near the fire in the lamproom and his apron caught fire. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died two days later.
1911
Thomas Gill, a pony driver age 16 was run over by a full tub.
Francis Walker, a pony driver age 19 was trapped between two runs of tubs. 
1912
Fred Hill, a collier age 51 was injured by a fall on coal and taken to Clayton Hospital where he died a week later.
William Moxon, a pony driver age 16 of Pontefract was illegally riding on a full tub and it came off the rails and trapped him at the side of the road. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died. 
1913
James Henry Parkin,  a boiler fireman age 26 was knocked down by a locomotive.
James Spencer Woodworth, a boilersmith age 27 fell from the roof of the boilerhouse and fractured his skull. He was taken to Clayton Hospital and died the same day.
Howard Davison, a door boy age 14 of Church Lane, North Featherstone, was trapped by a pony and tubs. He went home apparently not seriously injured but died the same day.
1914
Alfred Turner, a glassworker age 16 of Knottingley, was found dead trapped between a tub and the side of the road. It was his first day at work and he had claimed two years experience at Prince of Wales Colliery.  Glassworker was probably his job at Knottingley.
Thomas Millard, a pony driver age 15 was run over by four empty tubs he was driving. he was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died soon after being admitted.
John Albert Jubb, a collier age 34 of Pontefract was killed by a fall of roof.
1915
Albert Blackburn, a pony driver age 16 was riding on a full tub and was crushed between the tub and the roof.
Charles Hutchinson, a collier age 41 of Dickinson Terrace was killed by a fall of coal.
Joseph Parkinson, a wagon lowerer age 55 of Pontefract was crushed between a wagon and a wall. 
1916
Samuel Barker,  a collier age 59 of Featherstone Square was killed by a fall of roof. 
1917
George Heptinstall, a rope lad age 15 was crushed between empty tubs.
Harold Walsh, age 10 of Featherstone Square was playing on a haulage wheel on the dirt tip when it started and he was thrown off and fractured his skull.
Henry Young of Pontefract was killed by a fall of roof.
1918
Robert Standage, age 24 of Vicarage Lane was run over by a tub.
Thomas Ellis, age 15 of Leeds Street was run over by tubs. 
1919
William Athorn, a pony driver age 16 was crushed against a wall by an overturned tub.
Albert Edward Barker, a pony driver age 16 was run over by tubs.
Horace Guest, age 17 of Moor Road was killed by a fall of roof.
Henry O'Hara, a rope lad age 17 was killed when a tub derailed and knocked out a prop causing a fall of roof.
Cecil Senior, a collier age 30 of Hall Street, Purston, was killed by a fall of roof.
Thomas Stanley, a collier age 42 of Andrew Street was injured by a fall of roof and died two weeks later from bronchial pneumonia. 
1920
Joseph Mattocks, age 55 was killed by a fall of roof.
1922
Thomas Fox, age 25 was crushed by tubs. 
1923
Joseph Green, a collier age 52 of Pontefract was injured by a fall of roof. He was taken to Clayton Hospital where he died the same day.
John Jones, a rope cleaner age 67 of Victoria Terrace, Purston, slipped and fractured a leg when trapped by a tub. He died ten days later from shock in Clayton Hospital.

1924
George Thompson, a collier age 33 was injured by a fall of coal on 4 February and he died 19 July.
1926
Edward Morgan, age 47 was injured by a fall of roof and died two days later.
1927
Walter Allen, age 37 was injured by a fall of roof and died four days later.
Arthur William Parkin, age 26 was crushed by tubs.
1928
Ralph Yates, age 21 was killed by a fall of coal.
Jeremiah Blackman, age 43 was killed by a fall of roof.
Edward Taylor,  a pony driver age 18 was overcome by methane when his pony ran into disused workings and he followed it.
1930
Ernest Bamford, age 18 was run over by tubs.
John Arthur Wilson, age 60 was killed by a fall of roof.
John Wesley Morritt, age 44 was killed by a fall of roof.
1931
Frederick Harrison, age 15 fell onto a rail. 
Benny Chilton, age 36 was killed by a fall of roof.
1932
John Thomas Marsh, age 39 was injured by a fall of roof and died of septicaemia.  
 1933
Harold Bailey, a collier age 34 was killed by a fall of roof.
Cyril Hartington, a blacksmith age 25 was using a wooden stick to push a driving belt loose. The stick struck his abdomen and he died three days later of internal injuries.
1934
Robert Lee, a collier age 38 was injured by a fall of roof on 7 September 1933 and died 18 January of a fractured spine..
Albert Henry Ross, a collier age 46 was injured by a fall of roof on 7 February and died of pneumonia six days later.
Arthur Harris, a collier age 37 was killed by a fall of roof.
David William Longstaff, a timekeeper age 81 of Green Lane stood on the gantry haulage rope in August 1932 which set in motion and threw him. He fractured his thigh and after seven weeks in Pontefract General Infirmary he went to the workhouse where he died in August this year. The medical officer said his death was as a result of the accident.  
1935
Ronald Lewis, an overman age 52 was injured by a fall of coal and died four days later.
George William Bunting, a drifter age 29 was killed by a fall of roof.
Fred Milnthorpe, a collier age 21 was killed by a fall of roof.
George Robinson, a haulage hand age 18 was crushed by tubs.
1936
Harry Edward Sockett, a haulage hand age 16 was crushed by tubs.
Joseph Lyon, age 52 was killed by a fall of coal. 
Thomas Stoner, a stone drifter age 28 of Crofton, was killed when a miss-fired shot went off.
Sam Barker, a pony driver of Featherstone Square was run over by a tub on 10 November 1933 and fractured his spine. He died in November from exhaustion.
1937
Joseph Hallmark, age 32 was crushed by a falling girder.
Thomas Rose, age 51 was killed by a fall of roof.
William Moran, age 17 was run over by tubs.
Percy Clarkson, age 16 was caught in a haulage rope.
1938
Charles Kirton, age 30 was crushed by tubs.
John W Jaques, age 44 was injured by a fall of roof and died seven days later.
Fred Stevens, age 31 was caught in a conveyor roller.
Richard Colley, age 31 was killed by a fall of roof.
1939
John T Harrison, age 36 was overcome by methane.
William Cadman, age 42 was hit by a chain and died three days later.
1940
D Owens, a surface worker age 18 was scalded on 15 February and died 11 March.
Edgar Howarth, age 18 was killed by a fall of roof.
W G Coming age 42 and Alexander Taylor age 19 were killed by a fall of roof.
Charles J Stubbs age 54 was killed by a fall of side.
1941
James Roberts, age 28 was killed by a was killed by a fall of roof.
John R Senior, age 67 fell down the shaft.
J Bennett, age 44 was in the descending cage which overwound on 29 October and died 16 November.
1942
John Kelly, age 47 was in the descending cage which overwound on 29 October 1941 and died 10 January.
William Sunny Dias, age 35 was hit by a winch handle.
Arthur Lookman, age 40 was killed by a fall of roof.
1943
Edgar Bryan, age 25 was killed by a fall of roof.
J H Crossland, age 62 was killed by  fall of roof.
1945
William E Booth, age 17 was crushed by the cage at the surface.
Cyril Hollis, age 36 was killed by a fall of roof.
1946
A G Cording, age 42 was killed by a fall of roof.
1948
Hedley Walton, age 72 was crushed between two tubs and died of peritonitis.
Bernard Bradley, age 41 was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day.
1949
John Benjamin Fennell, age 45 was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day.
Ernest Dainty, age 30 was injured by a fall of roof and died the same day.
Abel Leverton, age 72 was crushed by a tub.
James William Simpson, age 31 was killed by a fall of roof.
1950
Samuel Hughes, age 46 was caught by coal cutting machinery and died in the surface ambulance room.
1957
Edgar Jukes, age 49 was killed by a fall of roof.
Ernest Leslie Harrison, age 46 and David Leslie Withington age 53 were both killed by the same fall of roof.
1958
Alfred Chivers age 35 and Peter Gardener age 21 fell down the shaft from the Haigh Moor level to the bottom when a platform gave way as they were entering the cage.
1960
Freferick Walker, age 54 was killed by a fall of roof.
1962
Eric Cording, age 44 was killed by a fall of roof. 
1965
Brian Hill, an electrician age 24 of Ravensmeade, Purston, received an electric shock from a switch box and died shortly afterwards.
1968
John Westerman, age 42 was killed when engulfed by slurry when shaft seals failed.
1972
William Maddison, age 48 was killed when trapped by machinery against the side of the road.
1974
Harold Halman, age 45 was killed when crushed against an arch girder by machinery.
1977
Christopher Paul Hassall, age 18 was killed while surveying at Ackworth pit top when he was run over by machinery.
1979
Charles Naylor Hawler, age 59 of Pontefract was killed when the crane he was driving in the surface stockyard overturned.
1980
E Elsley, age 35 was killed when he fell down a hole due to the wire mesh covering on which he was standing giving way.