Arthur and Edward colliery 1920s + a pit token
Arthur and Edward colliery (also known as Waterloo) 1920s
Rob wrote: "...a photo of some colliers outside the Arthur and Edward colliery (also known as Waterloo)".
"Kneeling in the front row, on the left of the picture (as viewed), is an older gentleman. He was John Thomas Davies (my Great Grandfather). Also in the front row, sitting on the extreme right (as viewed), is his son, Frank Davies (my Grandfather). The date is probably early 1920's".
A site visitor added (October 2016): "... 1911 Census: John Thomas Davies (aged 52) is a collier overlooker (a mine official between a deputy and under-manager, usually in charge of production in part of the mine, a shift or two, or more deputied districts). His son Frank (19, in 1911, when he is listed as a collier - hewer), was born in Ruardean. Both lived in Petty Croft, Ruardean, in 1911. In 1925 John Thomas would be 66 and Frank 33. I think the building in the left is the stores".
KIm Powles sent in this image (Aug 2016) of an Arthur and Edward colliery pit token: 571 Arhur & Edward Lydbrook.
Kim added " ... Dug this token up the other day of Arthur & Edward who opened their colliery I believe in 1815 which later came to be known as Waterloo ...".
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