ibbo68 wrote:I have cousins who are Hantons but not related!
Her dad probably worked with my dad and uncles/cousins.
My dad is 81 and took early retirement in 86 after the strike.We lived on East cres briefly in 73/74 but moved onto Laburnum avenue on the concrete estate where my parents still live.
If you fancy sending a surname via PM I'll run it by Julie, her big brothers are Derek and Ian.
Cliff took retirement after the Strike ..... but kept getting called back for the odd shift for years.
Julies great great grandad was one of those that sunk the shaft at Silverwood.
Her great uncle is still down there.
Cliff would have been in his early nineties by now but the dust got him some years ago ....
She remembers being taken to the pit on pension day on her granddads shoulders, he to get his pension, her for sweets at the little shop across from the baths ... Her grandad retired the day she was born ....