People of Chatterley Whitfield

People
The story of colliery means little without the people who worked there. At its peak, nearly 3,000 people worked at Chatterley Whitfield, and it was like a small town, with support workers in the form of electricians, mechanics, blacksmiths, office workers, storekeepers, canteen staff, medical workers and geologists.
It was hard work at a colliery, and although safety restrictions were frequently introduced, they were often an attempt to prevent the reoccurrence of tragedies where people had already died while working.

Here are just a few of the many stories of people who worked at Chatterley Whitfield:

Jack Newton
George Phillips
John Harold Rhodes
Belts, Bells & the Bullhurst
Bill Jack
John Cope
Geoff Oakes
The Winding Engines and Engine Men of Chatterley Whitfield