The Family Connections Blog is one year old today and I thought it might be a good time to review some of the years postings.
It was 7 o’clock on the morning of February 25, 1917 at Braysdown Colliery in the Somerset coal fields and the day shift was in full swing, when Mr George Weeks the Colliery under manager, entered the cage at the bottom of the pit to ascend to the surface. At the branch coal hole part way down the shaft, Herbert Gollege, a married man of a quiet and reserved disposition, was working as a hitcher. Neither man was aware that disaster was about to strike.
July 16, 2007 at 5:47 am (Biography, Genealogy, Location)
Tags: Coles, Craddocks, Crees, Dagg, Dix, Drew, Freeman, Golledge, Gullocks, Hamilton, Horton, Horwood, Long, Montaque, Mounty, Payne, Perkins, Price, Probert, Shortland, Starr, Swift, Thomas
Between 1898 and 1942 Herbert Golledge recorded the events which occurred around the villages of Shoscombe and Single Hill in the parish of Wellow, Somerset, England. The following is a transcript of the Notebook he used provided by Ella Drew before her death. Ella was for many years the landlady of the Apple-Tree Inn at Shoscombe. Whilst the transcription is in page number order it would appear that this is not the order they were entered. It would seem that he started from the back towards the front, at some point switched to the front and then continued in both directions.