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Percival Leigh Collinson

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Percival Leigh Collinson

Certified Colliery Manager. Professor of Mining and Fuels, University College, Nottingham.


  • University College, Nottingham (Wm. Cooke scholar).
  • Colliery training.
  • Manager of Collieries in Derbyshire.
  • H.M. Inspector of Mines.
  • Mines Dept. Rescue Apparatus Testing Officer.
  • Experience at many colliery fires and explosions.

In charge of the rescue work at the reopening of Gresford Colliery. Signal's Officer, R.E. during the war.

Special technical interests: Dusts in mines, ventilation, self-contained breathing apparatus and rescue work.

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