Another picture of Brereton Sidings Signal Box
Among a few photos of Brereton Colliery was this one of loco ‘Vanguard’
(0-4-0ST Peckett 1491/1917 Acquired from Royal Arsenal, Woolwich 1920. Still at Brereton Coll. 1957, since scrapped.)
sitting by the Brereton Sidings signal box. This was taken by Don Dutton in 1960, after the closure of the pit. Don was the driver, ‘Perce’ Vernon (shunter), George Wilshaw (shunter) and George Blackburn (Boilersmith).
Hello can you tell me anything about my grandfather George Blackburn he died in the 1930s and lived in coal pit lane Brereton he was married to sarah and had three children my Mum Mary George and Lily he worked in the mine. They came to Brereton from Chester
Hi Jenny, sorry, I can’t help you. Have you tried Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society?