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Kilnhurst Colliery taken over by Tinsley Park Colliery

January 1937

Sheffield Independent January 22, 1937

Kilnhurst Colliery

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The Railway and Canal Commission (Mr Justice McKinnon, Sir Francis Taylor K.C. and Sir Francis Dunnell) in the High Court yesterday approved a scheme whereby the Tinsley Park Colliery, of Sheffield, shall take over from Stewarts and Lloyds, Glasgow, the Kilnhurst Colliery, near Rotherham and work it.

This Mr FW Beney, who made the application on behalf of the parties, said the object the scheme was in the national interest. Stewarts and Lloyds was an iron and steel concern and dealt also in steel tubes; while Tinsley Partk was a colliery company.

Stewarts and Lloyds required the products of the Kilnhurst Colliery for the purpose of supplying themselves with “washed” smalls for coking. Part of the scheme was that for a period of 15 years Tinsley Park Colliery should supply Stewarts and Lloyds with the whole of the washed small. It was, in fact, a partial amalgamation.

Mr Beeley added that if the Tinsley Company work the colliery there would be a substantial reduction in overhead charges, and the colliery would be worked more economically.

Mr Justice McKinnon said everything appeared in order and the Commission accordingly approved the scheme.