I was just thinking back on some of the films during my training during the 60's.
Was there one called "The Anderton Shearer Loader"? Planned Preventative Maintenance? Breakdown on then a face number, about a breakdown on a Meco Moore Slicer Loader. I'm sure there was one on winders. Manriding underground? Come on fellers, enlighten me!
I remember the leg one. Wasnt he riding the AFC and he got his wellys caught in the flights. Such a scream up when he came to the tail end and a welly with a stump camer up the stage loader. I wondered at training school (old Boston) if they wernt trying to frighten us away from the face.
I was talking to someone a bit since and they remembered the loco driver who couldnt be bothered to walk round the loco and...a million mine cars to open the air doors. The loco set off at a roll and squashed him in the doors. Then there was the one 'dont lean out of the cab when driving'. He did (surprise) and got his yed stuck in the air doors... I'll never forget that hement bursting and his yed like an egg....Oh by the way even 20 years later I always followed that advice...and always put the hand breake on the loco. So I suppose they did work
Post by shropshirebloke on Feb 22, 2008 16:21:03 GMT -5
I only remember one - but then again, our training hut had got a knackered 16mm projector, and I (one of the trainees) was called out immediately after the first film when a lump of coal hitting the door (thrown by the engineman a few yards away) led to our training bloke telling me that I'd got to report to the Training Officer at the main site a mile or so down the lane. After making a few jokes like "they've recognised my true abilities and are going to make me straight up to Overman", while thinking I'd committed some awful mistake and was going to get the sack (with a second kid on the way), I set off down the lane to my appointment with "Doddy". Kindness itself, he told me very quickly that my Dad had been taken seriously ill, then refused to let me leave his office because he knew my kid brother wouldn't be coming to take me to the hospital for over an hour, and he "wasn't going to have me breaking my leg running to the baths".
All I'll say about the next few minutes was that I've worked for organisations since that pride themselves on their "Human Resources" skills, but I've never come across anything to match the simple human decency that I was shown that day and afterwards (my Dad died two weeks afterwards having never regained consciousness after suffering a brain haemorrage - 45 and fit as a butcher's dog - life's ***t sometimes).
I nearly forgot why I posted on here - the film was called something like "Safe Haulage" and started off with a haulage team starting off with a journey on a rope haulage. Meanwhile a bloke is sitting down at the side of a roadway and settling down to his snap, with his feet in between the rails. After a few closeups of haulage crimes (no side chains, Warwick Girder pegged up), there was a closeup of the journey coming off the rope, followed by the bloke looking up, accompanied by a rumbling noise, with a final shot of a couple of severed legs spurting blood.
I always remembered the film in graphic detail because of what happened afterwards.
Some of the first aid training films were gory! I recall mid summer at the training centre, all windows screened to prevent light distraction and having first aid lessons with a real gory movie, must have been 200F in that old Nisson hut!! It was the area Medical Officer who took us for these lessons too, a real Doctor! He could swear as well as any tail gate ripper too!
I can remember the one with the leg on it's way down the Panzer, also the one with the bloke getting his legs chopped off. There was another, with a lad on supplies. He was a trainee, stood in front of a Pikrose haulage, with the rope running. He was letting his boot trail along the moving rope, when along came a loose strand, went thro' his boot & pulled him into the drum. Followed with the usual ketchup covered stump, etc. Must have worked tho', always had a healthy respect for wire ropes.
dazbt: My 'Mini Miner' avatar was posted 3 days ago, 35 minutes before yours, where's the rest
Jun 9, 2013 15:07:23 GMT -5
John: Mines the dam at Mammoth Spring, was built for the single unit generator that powered the town of Mammoth Spring for many years.
Jun 9, 2013 15:18:20 GMT -5
Wheldale: I like your avatar Daz, funny, I went to Caphouse today and took the same photo of my lad from the other end of the trepanner.
Jun 9, 2013 16:12:36 GMT -5
gazt: Hi all, found this site whilst trawlin through the net, I worked at the valley at the end as did my dad. got some pictures off me mam I will put up on here when I scan them onto computer. Me and me dad were Jacko and young Jacko.
Jun 27, 2013 12:44:34 GMT -5
shropshirebloke: For some reason I can't create a post from my computer at work, but here's a link to the DMM site with details of the Victor and other coal cutters:
Jul 8, 2013 8:32:00 GMT -5
shropshirebloke: Re. the "Mining Barograph" thread - could it have been used in place of a water gauge to record pressure in fan drifts, or differential pressure between intake and return airways, over a prolonged period? This would require a pipe connection.
Jul 15, 2013 8:46:11 GMT -5
John: I also thought of that one, never heard of it before though, but worth thinking about.
Jul 15, 2013 9:55:50 GMT -5
John: I'm more used to seeing a water gauge to measure the intake and return air differential pressure in inches on a true water gauge.
Jul 15, 2013 9:57:20 GMT -5
shropshirebloke: I know what you mean but I thought it might be a way of getting a continuous record over a period of time without someone having to stand there taking notes.
Jul 15, 2013 11:12:19 GMT -5
John: Still has to be recorded in the appropriate book and signed, can't recall the time periods though, too long ago now. But yes, it would be a permanent record on chart.
Jul 15, 2013 11:32:47 GMT -5
John: I recall the safety/training officer changing the chart and winding the instrument up and signing the chart every week at Angus Place Colliery, it was kept in the report room.
Jul 15, 2013 11:34:06 GMT -5
jimmarsh: John: Where are the photographs of the Boulby headframe changeover?
Jul 19, 2013 17:57:02 GMT -5
John: Or better still here not hear......LOL
Jul 20, 2013 8:22:47 GMT -5
Sam from Kent: Slightly off subject, but we had an undermanager who was nicknamed Danny Le Rue, as he had perfectly coiffured hair and always carried a comb underground. At any opportunity he would take his safety helmet off to comb his hair
Sept 14, 2013 8:27:26 GMT -5
John: There was an Assistant Manager at Clifton who was nicknamed Cynthia because of his lisp, of course he was the butt of lots of jokes, mostly behind his back.....Back in the 60's it was too easy to get fined...
Sept 17, 2013 9:24:40 GMT -5
John: I recall end of a dayshift, waiting in pit bottom for a ride out, huge queue of miners, and "Cynth" walked past everyone to get the officials ride, and someone shouted "Hello Cynthia" with a broad lisp....
Sept 17, 2013 9:27:00 GMT -5
John: Of course the whole dayshift were rolling around laughing. Cynth shouted "Who said that, fine that man five pounds" Of course no one owned up....Just brought more tears to our eyes..
Sept 17, 2013 9:28:38 GMT -5
rac: we had an undermanager who was nicknamed "dog breath" and during the 84/85 strike every time he drove through the pit gates the pickets used to bark at him-brilliant!!
Dec 4, 2013 11:41:38 GMT -5