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Richard Evans and Co

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of Haydock Colliery, Haydock near St. Helens, Lancs

1830 Company founded by Richard Evans ( -1864); his daughter, Ann, married Richard Pilkington of the St. Helens family.

Added other smaller collieries to his holding.

Richard Evans' sons, Joseph and Josiah, joined the firm,

1873 Josiah died; Joseph Evans became the sole owner and worked the pits

1879 Company formed; output of 1,000,000 tons from seven pits, which employ 5,900 men.

1869-87 Six locomotives (0-4-0WT) were built for their own use. [1]

1889 The company was registered on 20 September, to take over the business of colliery proprietors of the firm of the same name. [2]

1927 See Aberconway Chapter VII for information on the company and its history.

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Sources of Information

  1. British Steam Locomotive Builders by James W. Lowe. Published in 1975. ISBN 0-905100-816
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908