COLLIERIES AT STAIRFOOT

Oaks (Sunk 1838)

1854  F. Barber & Co.

1855-1860  Firth, Barber & Co.

1861-1872  Barber & Co.

1873  Firth, Barber & Co.

1874-1896  C. Cammell & Co.

1897-1899  C. Cammell & Co.

1903  C. Cammell & Co. Ltd

1904-1908  Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd

1909-1918  Barnsley Main Colliery Co. Ltd

Worked the: Barnsley, Parkgate seams.

Old Oaks sunk on a site later occupied by part of Barnsley Main.

1866  Explosion killed 334 plus 27 rescue workers on 12 & 13th December

1903-1918  Pumping Station

1904  Called ‘Old Oaks’

 

Barnsley Main

1899-1900  Barnsley Main Coal Co.

1901-1930  Barnsley Main Colliery Co. Ltd

1931-1946  Barrow Barnsley Main Collieries Ltd

1947-1966  National Coal Board

1985-1987  National Coal Board

1987-1991  British Coal Corporation

Worked the: Haigh Moor, New Silkstone, Fenton, Parkgate, Lidgett, Two Foot seams.

 

New Oaks

1897-1900  C. Cammell & Co.

1901-1903  C. Cammell & Co. Ltd

1904-1910  Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd

Worked the: Barnsley seam.

1867  Sinking began July

1870  Sinking completed July

1870-1896  Included with Oaks?

1909-1910  Abandoned

 

Number of Men Employed

Year       Underground    Surface

1897       563                         122

1898       562                         126

1899       499                         132

1900       458                         123

1901       489                         113

1902       406                         124

1903       406                         115

1904       408                         113

1905       290                         111

1906       227                         95

1907       194                         88

1908       187                         78

1909       169                         88

1910       –                              –

 

Year                       Manager                              Undermanager

1897                       E.W. Thirkell                       Thos. Foster

1898                       E.W. Thirkell                       Thos. Foster

1899                       E.W. Thirkell                       Thos. Foster

1900                       E. Barraclough                   Thos. Foster

1901                       E. Barraclough                   Thos. Foster

1902                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1903                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1904                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1905                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1906                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1907                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1908                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1909                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster

1910                       James Wroe                       Thos. Foster