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Furness Family Stannington Ganister Mine

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Hi, just joined.  My grandfather was Charles Furness. He was born at the Robin Hood pub, Little Matlock. His younger brother, Mathew Furness ran the family ganister mine, he was married with a young family. As Charles was single he moved to work in Westthorpe pit in Killamarsh.

He lodged with my grandmother’s elder sister in the village, they met and married.

I have got all Charles and Mathews brothers and sister details. Contact me, if you want to chat

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Isn't there something unique about the pub's cellar, cut out of the underlying rock?

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Will send details  tomorrow   of a short Pathe news clip re this mine about 1950! Matt Furness stars.....

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Anyone interested..short film clip by British Movietone News, 1947, look up U-tube:  `ONE MAN COAL MINE` ...very interesting for anyone who knows the area. 

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I remember the engine shed and peering in through the windows.

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On 13/05/2022 at 18:34, Lynda King said:

Hi, just joined.  My grandfather was Charles Furness. He was born at the Robin Hood pub, Little Matlock. His younger brother, Mathew Furness ran the family ganister mine, he was married with a young family. As Charles was single he moved to work in Westthorpe pit in Killamarsh.

He lodged with my grandmother’s elder sister in the village, they met and married.

I have got all Charles and Mathews brothers and sister details. Contact me, if you want to chat

There used to be a teacher at Myers Grove School near Stannington (or in, depends on which side of the debate you sit) called Samantha Furness. Are you related?

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