Theres lots of information held within this payslip that Gavin Brett shared, theres quite a bit thats difficult to read so I will add to this over time.
Dorman Long and Co. North Skelton Mines, 9th November 1935.
The payslip is for two people, G Thornton and Â (J Barnet ?) suggesting they were working as a team, probably one breaking the rock and one filling the tubs.
Their token number is 163, this would allow the weighman to record the stone extracted by them at surface.
They only worked 1.5 days and extracted over 29 tons of ironstone and a small amount of sulphur (this sits in a thin band at the top of the ironstone)
Theres a small amount paid for a consideration I can’t read.
The district percentage might apply if a certain area was more difficult to work than other parts of the mine.
8% piecework award, not sure yet.
The checkweightmans fund it most likely to pay for an impartial individual to confirm that the mine owners internal weighman is not underpayingÂ the miners.
Northumberland and Durham Miners Permanent Relief Fund Friendly Society -Â Established in 1862, following the Hartley Pit Disaster, for provision of relief to miners and their families in case of fatal accidents or permanent disablement. The fund was wound up in 1995.
The amount earned is equivalent to about Â£90 today, so not much for 1.5 days work by two people