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Hi Neil,

Thank you for your excellent presentation to us last night. It was well received and we were happy that many people stayed on to chat afterwards.

As promised, I am attaching the photo of my maternal grand-father, George Barrington Knowles, in the Hardwick No2 mines rescue team. He is seated on the right (wearing a mustache).

George was born in Selston in 1876 and died in 1945 in Hasland. In between he lived in Holmewood and worked at Willimathorpe I think, but there may have been others. He was a deputy.

Please feel free to use and share the photo as you wish on the understanding that it is for non-commercial purposes only.If you ever find out who the other people were, please let me know.

This photo is also on the healeyhero web site under the same conditions. As I stated on Thursday, the more these old photos are spread around the less chance there is of them disappearing in the future.

Best regards,

Trevor John Armstrong
Tupton Local History Society

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