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nova scotia pit disaster

GUEST,andy 30 Dec 02 - 07:53 PM
John Routledge 30 Dec 02 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,MCP 31 Dec 02 - 09:46 AM
John Routledge 02 Jan 03 - 01:30 PM
GUEST 13 Dec 17 - 02:17 AM
Dave Sutherland 13 Dec 17 - 03:33 AM
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Tattie Bogle 13 Dec 17 - 11:52 AM
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Subject: nova scotia pit disaster
From: GUEST,andy
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 07:53 PM

does anyone have the words to a song about a disaster at the Nova Scotia pit in Co. Durham which has a chorus.......
    Black rosette on the 'Scotia banner,
    Dull black crepe over waving gold,
    Fifty dead is the yearly reconing,
    fifty killed ere they grow old.
      Would be eternally grateful for poiners in right direction!


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: John Routledge
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 08:01 PM

Andy

Written by Jock Purdom who wrote several songs about Cosha pit.

Sorry can't remember the words!! Great song.


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 31 Dec 02 - 09:46 AM

Andy

Jock Purdon was the writer of "Farewell to 'Cotia" (the song I mentioned to you last week) and also wrote a song called "The Cotia Banner" (not the song you want), both of which are in Lloyd's "Come All Ye Bold Miners".

There's a book of his songs (Songs of The Durham Coalfield, or something similar) which may contain the song you want. (That's available from Mally's online if you want it. I thought I had a copy, but, as I can't find it, apparently I don't, so I can't check).

Mick


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: John Routledge
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 01:30 PM

Andy - I have seen Jock Purdon's book and I am pretty sure 'Cotia Banner is not in it. Worth confirming if you don't otherwise need the book. Good Luck


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 02:17 AM

Jim Foster. I too remember this moving song. The first verse was; Johnny was chosen to carry the banner, through to Durham that Saturday. Men go marching,his mother's grieving. She has given his claes away.
I also recall a slightly different chorus.


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 03:33 AM

It was written by a former miner and Birtley Folk Club resident Ned Booth. Ned died around 1975; I used to have the words on a Xeroxed songbook published by the club sometime in the early sixties but it got lost in one of the South Tyne Folk and Blues moves. Possibly some of the remaining members of Birtley from those days, Doreen and Brian maybe, could have the words somewhere.


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 10:50 AM

No Co. Durham in Nova Scotia   ???


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 11:07 AM

Springhill Mine Disaster was in Nova Scotia. [ MacColl/ Seeger ]

Dave H


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 11:52 AM

Try Jim Bainbridge who sometimes posts on here?


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 02:22 PM

This page (click) gives information about the 1817 disaster at the Nova Scotia Pit in County Durham.


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 04:25 PM

None of those place names exist in Nova Scotia except Durham which ias a community, not a county.


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Dec 17 - 12:53 AM

This Nova Scotia Pit is/was in England.


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Subject: RE: nova scotia pit disaster
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 14 Dec 17 - 03:13 AM

The "Cosia" pit was Harraton Colliery - Pete Wood has a chapter dedicated to it in his book "The Elliotts of Birtley"


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