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Old 20-06-2012, 22:36   #46
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Hello Bob, I would very much like to read this book, I live in Clayton by the canal about 500 yards from the Pit Head, if you would please send me a e-mail to Brian at Britch dot Net with your address or a contact number I will call around when convenient to you and buy a copy (assuming you are local)

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oops, just seen your location, I will post you a cheque, cheers
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Old 21-06-2012, 09:18   #47
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Send Bob a P.M. mate, he may not see this fer awhile.
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Bob is on the ball and has gotten back to me :-)
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:33   #48
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Hello Shirleya I spotted one of your earlier posts re John Macintosh.I've found out that he is my great great great grandfather…via his son Thomas, then James, then his son Robert my grandfather.
John married twice,, his second wife is known to us as Mary Hardgreaves and together had a daughter Isabella.Isabella married James law and had at least three children mary james and john.
I have no info on John before his first marriage to Isabella Redfern.We have him born c1780. Please get in touch if you think I might have info of interest to you.
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Old 10-02-2013, 23:15   #49
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Last year Hyndburn Borough Council held a commemoration of the Moorfield Pit Disaster by the memorial at Pilkington canal bridge on Workers' Memorial Day, Saturday 28th April. Don't know if same is planned for this year.
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Old 28-06-2013, 17:10   #50
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My Great Grandfather on my Dad's mothers side was John Walton who survived the Moorfield Disaster and is mentioned in Tootle's book - he died in in Whittingham Asylum in 1902

He had two children Elizabeth and Nancy, Elizabeth my Grandmother was born on 20 November 1883 not quite 2 weeks after the Disaster and Nancy born September 1884

Elizabeth aged 16 married my Grandfather Thomas Charles Crossley in Dec 1899 at St Johns Gannow Burnley - TC as he was known was from a family of carters and coal merchants that had a shed by the Leeds & Lverpool Canal on Gannow Lane, Burnley

My father Kenneth was their youngest child born in May 1921 who left the area after War Service in the RAF - I am the only Grandchild born October 1947 in YORKSHIRE,

The disaster was always a distant part of our family history primarily due to the effects it had on my grandmother and her sister who were often on relief and brought up by their grandmother Nancy Stringer (nee Dearden)

Have done some research on my family tree especially the Crossley's and have often wondered if we are directly related to the Disasters youngest victim, however to date haven't found a link

Any help would be appreciated

Colin M Crossley
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Old 29-06-2013, 14:56   #51
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The family who owned the Accrington Observer around this time were Crossleys. but I think it unlikely they are linked. I suggest you join the Lancashire Family History Society, even if for one year only. See their website. It is likely that the Observer would have addresses of the deceased and injured.
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Old 02-03-2020, 17:30   #52
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Thank you so much for posting these photos.

My ancestor Robert Gorton was killed in this disaster, but his name isnít recorded on the NMRS database, so your photo of his name on the memorial proves it. Iíd already sent them the church burial records showing that he was buried on the same day as five of his workmates.

The 1861 Census shows that he was a coal miner at the age of nine. What a miserable life, and death.
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Old 10-05-2020, 10:13   #53
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I published Harry Tootle's book. A copy will cost £6. You will have it for ever, and there's nothing else to learn about it. No list of names will tell you the story.Harry Tootle did a good job over telling the story.
I have only just spotted this post Bob, is the book still available? if yes please let me know along with the price and postage.
Thank you, Regards, Taddy the Lancashire Luddite.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:30   #54
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I have only just spotted this post Bob, is the book still available? if yes please let me know along with the price and postage.
Thank you, Regards, Taddy the Lancashire Luddite.
I think I have a few. I need to search for them. I wil get back to you soon.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:50   #55
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Thanks Bob.
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Old 11-05-2020, 16:40   #56
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1 copy £7.50p 2 for £14 inc postage. Message me your address Taddy Pay by cheque or bank transfer or Paypal. I don't know when next I'll be over in Acc to deliver, so need to post.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:21   #57
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1 copy £7.50p 2 for £14 inc postage. Message me your address Taddy Pay by cheque or bank transfer or Paypal. I don't know when next I'll be over in Acc to deliver, so need to post.
PM, sent Bob, message me if it does not arrive, as you know I am still a Luuddite with this electronical messaging thingy.
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Old 12-05-2020, 18:59   #58
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I've messaged you Taddy. Post included in the price.
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Old 13-05-2020, 10:58   #59
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PM for you Bob, Order on the way; Taddy
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Old 22-05-2020, 08:26   #60
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Book arrived, thanks Bob, Regards Mick.
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