Cadeby Main Colliery Disaster Fund

2012

The disaster left 63 widows and 132 children fatherless.
A relief fund was quickly established and over 300 contributors raised a total of £9,000.

From the fund an amount of 5 shillings (25p) weekly was paid to each widow and 1 shilling weekly for each child until they reached 14 years.

The trustees of the fund were local notables such as the Earl of Yarborough and Viscount Halifax amongst others and the fund was administered by the local clergy, colliery management and local professsionals

Church

£

s

d

Archbishop of York

50

0

0

Denaby Church

21

2

10

Rawmarsh Parish Church collection

13

9

6

Melton Parish Church

13

7

9

Church Parade Mem Serv, Royston

12

3

4

York Minster Offertory

11

0

0

Rev G.N.Ward

10

0

0

St Marys Church, Doncaster

8

1

5

Tankersley Parish Church

7

13

6

Mexborough Conregational Church

7

4

0

Conisbrough Parish Church

7

2

7

St Helen’s Church, Thurnscoe

5

16

3

Canon Bateman

5

0

0

Rev J M Bury

5

0

0

St Johns Church, Balby

4

11

2

Open Air Collection (Rev. W.Sykes)

4

3

9

Wath Parish Church

3

16

3

Concert, Weslyan Church, Pilsley

2

13

0

Sprotbro’ Cadeby Church

2

13

0

Elsecar Church Collection

2

10

0

Sheffield Free Church Football League

2

2

0

Thurnscoe St Helens Young Mens Bible Class

2

2

0

Eastwood Weslyen Mission

1

15

1

Cardiston Church, Shrewsbury

1

9

0

Bawtry Parish Church

1

7

4

Rev . W.A.Strawbridge

1

1

0

Rev A Shakesby, Cliff Point Filey

1

1

0

Rev S H Spooner, Mexborough

1

1

0

Rev W E Wigfall, Beverly

1

1

0

Attercliffe Brotherhood

1

0

0

St Hildas Mission Church, Thurnscoe

0

18

8

South Elmsall Church

0

18

3

WakefieldMount Zion

0

10

0

Church School, Pelton

10

9

Companies

Logan & Hemingway

41

9

0

Messrs Kilner Bros

25

0

0

North British Wagon Co

25

0

0

Pyman Ball & Co Lt

21

0

0

Per Leng & Co

20

17

4

Grocock’s Wagon Co Ltd

10

10

0

J Whitaker & Co Ltd

10

10

0

Nobel’s Explosive Co

10

10

0

Wm. Mathwin and Son

10

10

0

Osmond & Son

10

0

0

British Westfalite Ltd

5

5

0

Mexborough & Swinton Tramways Co

5

5

0

Renton Holdsworth and Co

5

5

0

W.Thompson & Sons Ltd., Huddersfield

5

5

0

India Rubber and Gutta Percha Co Ltd

5

0

0

Isaac Bently & Co ltd

5

0

0

Robinson Bros, Conisbrough

5

0

0

H.L.Brown & Sons

3

3

0

Bells United Asbestos

2

2

0

Bruce & Sturrock, Dundee

2

2

0

E & E.H. Jubb

2

2

0

H C Chambers, Sheffield

2

2

0

J.L.Seaton & Co Hull

2

2

0

Messrs R.D.Nichol & Co

2

2

0

Jno Clark & Co., Sheffield

1

1

0

Beans’ Express Limited

8

0

E.M.L.

2

6

BREWERIES & PUBS

Messrs Whitworth, Son & Nephew

200

0

0

Ind Coope & Co Ltd

25

0

0

Mappins Masbro Brewery

20

0

0

Wm. Younger & Co Ltd

10

0

0

Chas Day, Plough Inn, Micklebring

5

5

0

Conisbrough Castle W.M.C.

5

5

0

Mexborough & District Lic Vict

5

5

0

Sheffield Free Brewery

5

5

0

Wharncliffe Silkstone Club & Reading Room

5

5

0

South kirkby Coll Athletic Club

5

0

0

Clarence Hotel Rotherham (customers)

1

15

0

Bolton WMC

1

0

0

Box at Queens Hotel Pontefract

0

14

6

Newspapers etc

Yorkshire Post

800

10

9

Heroes of the Pit Sale

84

13

10

Sheffield Telegraph

58

12

8

Meborough Times

5

8

8

Times Office Staff

3

3

0

Leeds Mercury

0

10

0

Organisations

Cooperative Wholesale Society

250

0

0

Denaby Co operative Society

100

0

0

Kilnhurst Coop

10

0

0

Manchester Friendly Society of Druids

10

0

0

Denaby Boy Scouts

8

12

6

Sheffield and District Drapers Asn

6

13

6

Sheffield Equalised Order of Independent Druids

5

0

0

Folkstone St Johns Amb

4

16

0

Montagu Liodge Order of Druids

3

0

0

Swinton Boys Scouts, collected in Swinton Streets

2

10

0

Manchester Unity Ind order of Oddfellows

2

2

0

Battieford Boy Scouts,Mirield

1

18

9

Swinton Temperance Band

1

13

7

Maltby Ramblers (per Lady Mabel Smith)

1

13

0

Birmingham Small Arms Outing Club

1

5

7

Pontefract I L p

1

2

0

Derby Society of Engineers

1

1

0

Mexborough Branch Shop assistants Union

0

10

6

A.S.R.S. (South Elmsall)

10

0

Doncaster Socialist Party

7

9

OVERSEAS

Hawes Bay Tribune, Napier N.Z.

25

13

0

Waimate Times, Canterbury N.Z.

23

1

4

Denay Men in Canada

5

10

0

Kingston Colleries Vancoubver

1

5

0

COLLIERIES

Hulton Coll Explosion Fund a

1,050

0

0

Micklefield Coll Explosion b

1,000

0

0

South Yorkshire Coal Trade Association

1,000

0

0

Cortonwood Colliery Co

51

14

3

Clerical Staff of Denaby & Cadeby

23

7

6

Yorkshire Colliery Enginemen and Motormen

10

0

0

SCHOOLS

Scholars & Children of Kiveton Park Council

2

0

0

Scholars & Staff of South Elmsall School

1

9

0

Girls & Infants, Elsecar National School

1

3

6

Moorthorpe Junior School

4

3

THEATRE

Empire Palace, Goldthorpe

16

13

6

Royal Electric Theatre Concert

10

10

6

Wombwell Hippodrome Electric Theatre

10

0

8

Highfield & Woodlands Comic Band

7

7

0

Chesterfield Corporation Theatre Concert

5

5

0

Garden Street Picture Hall

2

2

0

Mexborough Theatre Sunday Concert

2

2

0

“The Dandies”, Morecambe

1

7

6

Imperial Hall, Dulwich

1

4

4

Individuals

J Buckingham Pope

1,000

0

0

Captain Pope

500

0

0

F.J.O.Montague Esq

500

0

0

Mayor of Doncaster

176

18

7

S Arthur Peto

105

0

0

Charles Thellusson, Esq

100

0

0

Earl and Countess Yarboroigh

100

0

0

H.M. the King

100

0

0

J C Cunningham

100

0

0

Mrs. Godfrey Walker, Northbrook Park, Exeter

100

0

0

W.H.Chambers, Esq Denaby

100

0

0

Sir John Horsfall, Bart

59

0

0

H.M. the Queen

50

0

0

Lady Church

50

0

0

Sir Athur Church

50

0

0

W W Warde-Aldam Esq

50

0

0

Earl of Harewood

25

0

0

Mrs J Across, Rugby

25

0

0

J.W.Hattersley, Mexboro

20

0

0

Lord Mexboro per Captani Seville

20

0

0

Kilner Bros Workmen

15

7

1

Mrs Coldwell Sandwich

12

10

0

Mrs Kearsley, Sanwich

12

10

0

Mrs M K Coldwell

12

10

0

Ms E M Kearsley

12

10

0

Alexander Nisbet, Esq., Lincolnshire

10

10

0

D.M.Nicholson

10

10

0

J. Fieldsend

10

10

0

Lord Mayor of Sheffield

10

10

0

Master Cutler of Sheffield

10

10

0

A R Harding

10

0

0

George Wilkie (Doncaster)

10

0

0

H.C.Else

10

0

0

N B Laidlaw

10

0

0

T R Nicholas

10

0

0

Dr. McCall

5

5

0

F.Ogley Esq.

5

5

0

Sam Spencer Esq.

5

5

0

V Harrdt, Paris

5

5

0

W Williams

5

5

0

W.J.Gibbs Esq

5

5

0

Wm Brennand

5

5

0

Bishop of Sheffield

5

0

0

E A & F Clayton

5

0

0

J.H.T.Child

5

0

0

Lasy Worlsey

5

0

0

Lord Worlsey

5

0

0

Miss M Pontifex per ‘Daily Mail

5

0

0

Mr George White, High Melton

5

0

0

Mr S F Skipworth

5

0

0

Mr. Frank Allen, Doncaster

5

0

0

Mrs. Wilkie (Doncaster)

5

0

0

Viscount Chetwynd

5

0

0

W.W.Nicholas (Hull)

5

0

0

C.E.Vickers Esq

3

3

0

Mr & Mrs John Hoyle

3

3

0

W E Carrington

3

3

0

Mrs Beardshall (Wombwell) sales of verses

2

16

0

Miss Anne E Hodgkinson

2

10

0

Miss Mary Hodgkinson

2

10

0

People of Edlington New Village

2

10

0

A Walter

2

2

0

Dr C.G.Porter, Sheffield

2

2

0

G.J.Hawkes, Pilton

2

2

0

Mrs Banks

2

2

0

Mrs. C.H.Johnson

2

2

0

Dr Burman, Wath

2

0

0

Mrs Yarker, Thwing Rectory, Hunamby

2

0

0

Subs to Inspctor Fairburn’s Testimonial

2

0

0

Hary Beaumont, Wath sale of verses)

1

15

0

A S Wadsworth, Denaby Main

1

10

0

Jury at the Inquest

1

5

0

A Sypathiser, Wath

1

1

0

Capt A.Weigall M.P.

1

1

0

D.V.E.Dodsworth

1

1

0

Dr. W.G.McArthur, Thirsk

1

1

0

E J Chennell

1

1

0

E L Appleyard

1

1

0

E Roberts

1

1

0

Ernest Wilson, Doncaster

1

1

0

F Gill

1

1

0

F Hadwen

1

1

0

HARRY Humphrey

1

1

0

In memory of Ellen Paske

1

1

0

J Wood

1

1

0

Miss Gertrude Drabble

1

1

0

Mrs Hoyle Senior

1

1

0

Mrs J.H.Wood

1

1

0

Mrs Sutherland

1

1

0

Mrs. M.C.Liddell

1

1

0

R.A.Wall

1

1

0

W H Blore

1

1

0

E Tunnicliffe

1

0

0

G.W.W.Way

1

0

0

In Memory of Lilian

1

0

0

J.H.Roberts

1

0

0

Miss Bateson

1

0

0

Mr. J.E.M.Greaves

1

0

0

Scotlan!’

1

0

0

The Children of Bawtry

15

9

Anon

11

6

F.Mannes

10

6

Anon Sheffield

10

0

Anon Workman, Birmingham

10

0

J.H.Brocklesby

10

0

Manx

10

0

Mis Blaseby

10

0

R Wright

10

0

Wm Wright

10

0

A few friends, London

9

6

A miner

5

0

E.Shuker

5

0

J.Royston

5

0

Miss M Witty

5

0

Mrs Rewynolds

3

0

G.W.Middleton (Postman)

2

6

Miss Fretwell

2

0

Andrew Stephenson

10

6

Jas. Stansfield

10

6

Miss Kent, Birmingham

10

6

Mr.W.A.Twelves

10

6

Miss A.Tunnicliffe

10

0

Mrs J.H.E.Brock

10

0

Mrs.H.Miller

10

0

The Great Athelda d

10

0

Mrs J.Leslie Moore & Miss Moore

9

0

Master Billy Buchanan

7

0

Mrs Barnard

7

0

Anon (Harewood0

5

0

F.I.Bray

5

0

Misses Prift

5

0

Mr. R.J.Kilgour, Burslem

5

0

Mrs F.E.Edwards

5

0

Mrs Wood, Oundle

5

0

W.Dryden

5

0

Miss Adcock, Chichester

4

0

Sympathy’, Ilkley

3

0

A Subscriber, Western Morning News

2

6

Miss Lily Finney, a servant girl

2

6

Miss Stevenson, Wath

1

0

Miss Thompson, Halifax

1

0

T Harris, ‘a working man,s mite

1

0

a Hulton Colliery Explosion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretoria_Pit_Disaster

b Micklefield Explosion http://www.biffvernon.freeserve.co.uk/micklefield.htm

c Logan and Hemmingway – ‘Paddy’ Logan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Logan

d The great Athelda http://www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com/strongwomancerts.html

e J Buckingham Pope https://sites.google.com/site/conisbroughlocalhistory/times-gone-by-1/from-the-1910-s/1913/mr-j-buckingham-pope

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