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On 17/03/2019 at 18:30, threegee said:

You've got the gender of Cympil wrong I think.  Nothing wrong with patriotic Kippers, unless you've still got a dose of that leftie "common purpose" bilge they serve up at uni, and I'd have hoped you'd have got most of it out of your system by now. :D

I rest my case m'lud.

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My dad Robin Davidson worked at Netherton Colliery and was sadly killed in a shot firing accident in April 1968 he was married to a netherton lass Peggy Seccombe I remember going to the pit canteen with my dad when he collected his pay on a Friday  

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8 hours ago, Paul d said:

My dad Robin Davidson worked at Netherton Colliery and was sadly killed in a shot firing accident in April 1968 he was married to a netherton lass Peggy Seccombe I remember going to the pit canteen with my dad when he collected his pay on a Friday  

Paul

Have you ever looked at the Durham Mining Museum (DMM) site?

the works and The site covers mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham (DUR), Northumberland (NBL), Cumberland (CUL), Westmorland (WES) and the Ironstone mines of North Yorkshire (NRY).

The DMM site is ran by volunteers and they record information on lives lost during the mining period. I do not know a lot about the organisation but a couple of years ago I was helping someone to get the info on their grandfathers tragic accident at the doctor Pit and I got in touch with the DMM ‘Webmaster’ (email address = webmaster@dmm.org.uk ) who updates all the records and info on the site. He told me it was an antiquated system (don’t know what computer system and software they use) and he was the only volunteer they had to maintain and update their records and at that moment in time they have no one that could take over his role when he has to call it a day.

I checked out the DMM site to see if they had a record for your dad and these are the extracts from the site :-   

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Edited by Alan Edgar (Eggy1948)

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On 07/03/2013 at 19:59, Maggie/915 said:

In my time at The Netherton Colliery School, two lads lost their father in an accident.

Anyone know more, it was about 1953/4

My memory is about the community pulling together to help the family.

Truly inspirational, in every sense.

In life you try to make a difference.

You help and do not ask for reward.

The reward is to lead a useful life.

I'm searching for photos for my dad (David Halliday) and I believe this might be the same man, he died in an accident around this time down the pit, he taught my dad to play the trombone, any info would be greatly received. 

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On 25/08/2007 at 21:49, Cympil said:

Here`s some photo`s of Netherton Colliery and the pitmen that worked there,this would have been the 1960`s sometime?? Does anyone recognise anyone?

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Raymond Bradley is the first photo. Used to be in the colliery band. I recognise a few others. Photo 7 looks like Joe Johnston. Let me have a think about names...

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On 05/09/2007 at 12:44, Cympil said:

Here`s a photo of the Miners Picnic, i`m not sure of the date.

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Looks like Sid Smart far left and Freddie Lumsden next to him. 

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6 hours ago, BigPat said:

Looks like Sid Smart far left and Freddie Lumsden next to him. 

 

7 hours ago, BigPat said:

Raymond Bradley is the first photo. Used to be in the colliery band. I recognise a few others. Photo 7 looks like Joe Johnston. Let me have a think about names...

 

6 hours ago, BigPat said:

Looks like Sid Smart far left and Freddie Lumsden next to him. 

Yes it’s 

 

6 hours ago, BigPat said:

Looks like Sid Smart far left and Freddie Lumsden next to him. 

Yes it’s Sid Smart 

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15 hours ago, Samantha Hayton said:

I'm searching for photos for my dad (David Halliday) and I believe this might be the same man, he died in an accident around this time down the pit, he taught my dad to play the trombone, any info would be greatly received. 

@Samantha Hayton - have you looked through the Gallery albums?

Under Historic Bedlington' there are a number of albums on Netherton/Nedderton on Page 1 and on Page 2 there is an album Netherton Colliery Band. I have had a quick scan through the band album and I didn't see the name Halliday on any of the photos but there are many in the photos that are not named. If you scan through the albums it's normal that the first photo posted, for each entry in an album, is the one without any info. Below each photo posted you should see extra comments + the photo with names added.

There are some, not a lot, school photos in the album, Page 1, 'Netherton/Nedderton old photos 2'

Good luck with your search.:)  

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6 hours ago, Oneofthevillageschoolkids said:

Yes it’s 

Yes it’s Sid Smart 

@Oneofthevillageschoolkids - we have some names on the photos. This is the photos grouped together, with the names, so if you can identify any that's not named I will add the name to the photo.

 

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