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Does anyone have any photos or info about the explosion down the pit as my Great Grandad William Timmons died in that. There was a massive funeral and photos but the photos we had as a family were given to the newspaper and they lost them.

Posted on behalf of Gillian Vargas

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  1. Wilfb
    January 29, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Dear Gillian Vargas,a detailed account of the explosion and a newspaper cutting can be seen on the Durham Mining Museum site!

    Just Google: Durham Mining Museum – go into U for Ushaw Moor Colliery and click your great uncle’s name.JYou might need a wee bit of patience but you will find it. I am thrilled to have helped.

  2. Peter Clarke
    February 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hello Gillian, My grandmother was Elizabeth Turnbull nee Timmins ( or Timmons) the sister of William and George. While Wm. was killed 14/11/32 at Ushaw Moor colliery his brother George was killed I’m told on this eighteenth birthday at the Battle of the Somme. I have a copy of the death certificate of Wm. which shows he was killed at the age of 31 years ( not 54 as stated in the Durham Mining Museum records.) I have a photograph of two ladies whom my aunt ( Elizabeth’s daughter) believes to be her mother’s mother and her mother. They would therefor be Wm and George’s mother and maternal grandmother Both Wm & George had a sister Jane who I remember from my youth, she married a guy called Harry Dryden, Jane died about 1956,
    Hope this makes sense to you and should you like a copy of this photograph just contact me at Percivalandcarole@hotmail.co.uk

  3. Gillian Lyons (was Vargas)
    September 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Hello both Wilfb and Peter Clarke,

    I completely forgot about this post I created in 2010 and have only just read the responses. I am amazed at the feedback provided. I will make available this information found to my side of the Family the Richardson’s of Ushaw Moor.

    All my best wishes and thanks

    Gillian Lyons (was Vargas) xx

  4. Sue Richardson
    September 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

    To all concerned,

    I am copying in these responses to my Aunt Sue, also of Ushaw Moor.

    Thanks again


  5. Davd Richardson
    September 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I am also forwarding on these responses to my Brother David, also of Ushaw Moor.


  6. Susan Richardson
    September 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for the detailed information in regards to the mining disaster and William Timmons. Sue Richardson

  7. Christabel
    May 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Dear Peter Clarke, I am Christabel Stevens daughter of Berta Heffernan (previously Stevens, nee Turnbull) who is your cousin. Williams Timmons would have been my great great uncle. I saw the information on the Durham Mining Museum website- an interesting if tragic insight in the family’s history. Regards, Christabel

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