Only 2 photographs out of 8 engines – if you know anyone who has photos that we could copy, please get in touch.
No.1 0-4-0ST Lilleshall built engine of 1864. Bought new – sold or scrapped.
Warrior 0-6-0ST Lilleshall built in 1867. Acquired new, scrapped circa 1934.
Success 0-6-0ST built by John Smith of Coven circa 1869. Acquired new, scrapped circa 1913.
Black Prince 0-6-0ST Robert Stephenson loco 630/1848. LNWR No.1810 Oct 1873 (originally LNWR 236, rebuilt from 0-6-0 1864). Frame and other parts used as a winding engine at Rising Sun Colliery, Brownhills. The rest scrapped on site, 1909.
Agincourt 0-6-0ST Robert Stephenson loco 631/1848. LNWR No.1811 Oct 1873 (originally LNWR 241, rebuilt from 0-6-0 1864) Scrapped c. 1906.
Emlyn 0-6-0ST Bought from C.D.Phillips, dealer, Newport, Monmouth c.1905. Was said to be a double framed loco and possibly an ex-GWR 0-6-0ST. Scrapped c.1920
No.3 0-6-0ST Peckett 618/1895. Acquired new. Still at Grove Colliery 1957, since scrapped.
The Colonel 0-6-0ST Hudswell Clarke 1073/1914. Ordered by Houghton Main Colliery Co.Ltd., Yorkshire on William Harrison’s behalf. Probably delivered new to Brownhills.
I am the grandson of John Brownridge who was killed in the Grove Colliery disaster. The Chronical newspaper dated July 22 2010 gives details of a memorial event to mark the 80th anniversary of the disaster. Anyone interested can phone councillor Alan Paul on 01543 378040 or 07837919972.
I noted your comments as to the memorial event of the disaster. Did you attend? Was it classed as a success? Could you tell me alittle more about the day, please? It would be helpful for a local Hiostory Society project that I am participating in.