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Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 23-01-2015, 09:26 AM
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That's probably it. I was also thinking 'breaker'...

That's probably it. I was also thinking 'breaker' as in breaking the rope to do haulage extensions as a possibility!

Did the actual drift itself at Chevington Drift have a hauler in it for...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Changing to those long numbers if a bit of a...

Changing to those long numbers if a bit of a pain.
I wonder why the family added details to the war grave registers for one son and not the other?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Coquet
He might be mentioned on those 1917 pages I sent...

He might be mentioned on those 1917 pages I sent you? Anyway, I'll have a better look at John's book tonight (again) :o
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Coquet
That's interesting, you will be correct, John...

That's interesting, you will be correct, John Hardy also has him recorded as dead on the 26th Oct 1917. What threw me was there are two W. Tates on the embarkation roll, but apparently three W.Taits...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I think it's a different man, but I'l have to...

I think it's a different man, but I'l have to check it out...now where is John Hardy's book?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I think it's quite likely. I think some of the...

I think it's quite likely. I think some of the men even threw their medals away, never mind badges. A lot of painful memories I guess. The badge probably belonged to someone who just wanted to forget...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Coquet
James's 1910 Hauler?

There's quite a plethora of designs and sizes for endless rope haulers at this time. Here's one example for this period:

Interestingly they had at this time single haulers driving multiple ropes...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Coquet
On the 1911 Census all are miners as we might...

On the 1911 Census all are miners as we might expect, Thomas, the older brother, has married and is in his own house at 43 Hartside Terrace, occupation 'Coal Miner'

James is a 'Breaker, Endless...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Coquet
The badge Willie is wearing is the Imperial...

The badge Willie is wearing is the Imperial Service Badge. A lot of the guys photographed in 1914 and 15 are pictured wearing this badge. I generally have a few of these lying about; now pictured...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 22-01-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Tait Brothers Chevington Drift

Here's the Gazette column dated 10th July 1915 regarding the Tait brothers, two wounded, one missing.
James was eventually declared as killed in action on the 26th April 1915. Body never recovered,...
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