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In 1904 there was another dispute as Mr Kettle comments in his log book for December 2nd “Only 5 cases of measles now reported in the school; several children absent however from colds and sore throats.  Some have no boots as the pit has now been closed 19 weeks.”

The name Kilnhurst means the kiln in the wood.  It is located 4 miles north/north east of Rotherham and 9 miles from Sheffield.  The soils are mainly clay based.

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On June 4th it was the tenth week of the stoppage and the Federation rejected proposals put to them by the Government. June 18th saw a ballot which voted against acceptance, in Yorkshire 27,830 were for, 52,819 against.  At the end of June the headlines stated “New Hopes of Coal Peace, Miners Executive to meet Government and Owners”.

The area around Kilnhurst is underlain with clay deposits. From around 1746 there were two potteries in Kilnhurst: one owned by George Green, and the other Septimus Frost. There was also a corn mill. The Kilnhurst Pottery was located at the side of where the colliery was later sunk, and was called 'Twigg Pottery' in the latter half of the 1800's. Production of pottery eased in 1929.

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A Cornish pumping engine operated on No.2 shaft raising water from the Kents Thick seam from about 1870.  The pump worked regularly until W.W.II and last run in about 1947.

Accidents could happen at any time.  In 1863 six miners were killed at Thrybergh Hall Colliery (Kilnhurst), when they fell down the shaft, the ‘chair’ on which they were travelling, overturning.

In 1190 Robert de Kilnhurst transferred his lands at Kilnhurst to Bartholomew, his brother. From the 13th Century the de Mountforts held land there. They then had a long association lasting well over 300 years and are belived to have built Kilnhurst Old Hall. Other parts of Kilnhurst were owned by the Monks of Roche Abbey who exacted tolls on the amount of iron produced there.

The village had gained a bit of a reputation.  In 1864 following the conviction of some miners for their treatment of a fellow worker the Magistrate commented “Kilnhurst was situated in a very out of the way district and was a place where the people were addicted to barborous, ignorent and savage customs”. 

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There was also a multitude of shops and small traders.  The infastructure included two station’s, two schools, two Methodist chapels as well as the church.  The 20th century saw new industries emerging like Train construction (Thomas Hills), Croda Hydracarbons built a major processing plant that traded until 2000.  Danish Bacon established a large wholesalers there in the 1950’s .

The pit also closed in June 1905 due to depression of trade and a strike.  The South Yorkshire Times on 20 May 1905 reports “No change in regard to outlook at Warren Vale and Thrybergh Hall Collieries (the name was later changed to Kilnhurst Colliery) the deadlock continues pending the issue of the proposal put forward by the workmen to arbitrate on the question of the price to be deducted for riddles in getting coals”.

Going back in time, the log book refers to yet another pit dispute in November 1906.  Attendance at the school was reported as not good owing to the long continued labour dispute at the Colliery.  “A large number of parents have only their Union pay to depend on, there is much poverty and a considerable number of children are very poorly shod.  Some few in fact have been excused from drill as the stones in the playground hurt their feet”.

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Records show that in 1190 Robert de Kilnhurst transferred the lands to his brother Bartholomew.  A family called the de Mountforts held land here from the 13th Century and they then had a long association lasting well over 300 years, they were attributed with building Kilnhurst Old Hall.  Some parts of the land were owned by the Monks of Roche Abbey.  There was even back then a paid toll for the amount of iron produced there.

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However in 1921 there was a lock-out following the Governments decontrol.  There was a move in Parliament two years later to nationalise the pits but nothing came of it.  During the war exports had fallen and other countries developed their own coal fields or went elsewhere.

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There was another national coal strike in 1921 which dragged on for 12 weeks.

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To record this, George Baker commissioned the now famous painting ”The Munitions Girls” from the artist Stanhope Forbes. George Baker commented that “The primary object of the picture was to produce a memento for our women workers, and each of them received a framed copy of it”.

Tuesday Together is our weekly drop-in and coffee morning, with nearly new and bric-a-brac, games and table tennis. We finish with a short church service. Why not call in?

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On May 14th, Gas supplies in Rotherham were restricted to 5 hours a day, and damage was being done in Canklow woods because of tree felling.

The 1800’s had many long and bitter strikes and lock outs, the miners winning better pay and conditions in 1893 and 1912.

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The Kilnhurst Co-operative quarterly meeting was held on November 4th and reported that the amount of cash received for goods sold was £4,879.17s.7d which was a decrease on the last quarter brought about by the coal dispute.  “Dividend on members purchases in all departments of 2s8d in the pound on £4,667 checks brought in” it said.

There were three chapels – Wesleyan, Methodist and Free Church.  Two of the buildings still stand on Victoria Street, now used for other purposes – one though is a Boxing Establishment.

The old bell from Rockingham pottery was acquired by him, and was used to get his employees to work on time.

“Once again Rotherham and district is in the throes of a coal strike which coming at a time when the general trade slump is at a very low ebb is calculated to put a check on an industry for some time to come” states the Rotherham Advertiser.

Residents now rely on Stagecoach buses to go to Rotherham, Mexborough, Barnsley, or Swinton railway station for journeys to Sheffield, Meadowhall Interchange or Doncaster.

The church was built in 1858/59 on land donated by Charles William Wentworth, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam who also donated £200 towards the construction costs. The parish church on Highthorn Road at Kilnhurst was opened in Easter Week 1859. It was formally consecrated 5 July 1859 by Archbishop Longley of York. The church was called the Consolidated Chapelry of St Thomas-Kilnhurst. The building of a fine rectory took place at the same time in local stone.

Kilnhurst is a village in South Yorkshire, England, on the banks of the River Don and the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation. It grew up around the coal mining, ceramics, glass, brick-making and locomotive industries; none of these industries remain in the village.

My map of 1901 shows Kilnhurst as a village of workers' cottages with a large areas of allotments and a few big houses. Industry was the Thrybergh Hall Brickworks, Thrybergh Hall Saw Mill, Kilnhurst Collieries, Kilnhurst Pottery, Victoria Glass Works, Kilnhurst Forge, Queen's Foundry. There was a station, two schools, two Methodist chapels as well as the church.

Like many other ex colliery villages, Kilnhurst is not much to look at.  There are a few small businesses on the ex pit site, a few shops, and some companies down by the canal but on the turn of the century it was a very different picture.