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Posted by: Sherri Moss Posted on: 02. Sep 2004 at 17:20
Hi Carl,
I hope you get this message. I have tried to reach by phone and email but the email address that I have for you does not work. I am looking for some information on the Springhill Heritage Group. I am the Coordinator of the Cumbrland Rural Volunteer Coalition and would like to see if I could be of some service to you and your organziation. Please contact me at the above email address or call me between 8:30-4:30 at 667-3638. I hope to hear from you or another member of your group soon. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Sherri Moss
Posted by: Carl_Demings Posted on: 09. Mar 2003 at 14:24
Hello! Roma ...
Here is a bit of information on the 1956 mine disaster which may be of interest.

     SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER      1956
A major mine disaster occurred on November 1, 1956 in No. 4 Mine. This “explosion” claimed the lives of 39 men.
Mysteriously, six cars, loaded with coal, break loose on their climb to the surface and hurtle downhill backward, raising a blizzard of coal dust. They slice through an electric cable and the arc from the cable ignites the dust. Thirty miles away, people feel the explosion. The blast kills some miners, traps others, spreads deadly methane gas among still others.
Miraculously, 88 men were rescued.
The gas was so dangerous that the company sealed up the mine, and with it, the bodies of 26 men. Eleven weeks after the explosion, miners brought out the last of their dead friends.  
Ephraim      Alderson
Frank       Allen
Floyd            Beaton
Kenneth      Beaton
David R.      Betts
Ernest      Boutilier
Thomas      Brown
Alex              Campbell
Kenneth      Clarke
Ralph            Clarke
Joseph      Crummy
Gilbert      Dakin
Gerald      Dawson
Richard      Ellis
William      Ferguson
Lester      Fisher
Avard      Glennie
Victor      Henwood
Angus      Hunter
William      Jones
Harold      Lewis
Leslie      MacDonald
Ben      MacLellan
Henry      MacLeod
Leonard      McCormick
Victor      Millard
Logan      Milton
Russel      Morse
Lester      Nelson
Burrell      Pepperdine
Pleaman      Pyke
Alex      Spence
Ernel      Spence
Clair      Stiles
Donald      Tabor
William      Tower
David      Vance
George T.      Ward
Daniel      Winters

-=Carl=-
Posted by: Roma Davidson Posted on: 28. Dec 2002 at 07:07
Hello folks in Springhill.  I am looking for information on several families from the Springhill and surrounding areas. Are there any relatives of the Margaret (Rector) Spence/Whitewood, Joseph Spence, Thomas McAloney
willing to share family history ??? What can you tell me about the Mine Disaster of 1956 and Ernel Spence?
Thanks  Roma
Posted by: Carl Demings Posted on: 08. Nov 2002 at 20:47
Grin
Thank you to the Forum Administrator for your welcome to the Springhill Heritage Group discussion forum.
Wishing you and all those posting to the forum pleasant and fruitful discussions. I know the Springhill Heritage Group will appreciate your interest and involvement in the heritage of Springhill and wider area.
I have a query ... would anyone have knowledge of the PWA (Provincial Workingmans Association) in Springhill?
THanks!
-=Carl=-
Posted by: Forum Administrator Posted on: 08. Nov 2002 at 14:42
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