were these dated N.C.B. checks/fobs used for?
Can any one
throw any light on the following dated N.C.B. checks? All are brass embossed,
32 mm in diameter and have no stamped identification numbers on them.
I am note sure
why they were made and what purposed they served. It is possible that
they were some sort of commemorative or promotional fobs issued by the Board
to various of its employees. I also think there is a good chance that they
originated from the Doncaster area as I have seen similar mystery
commemorative checks/fobs, some with dates, which obviously originated from
the South Yorkshire area at about the same time (i.e. early 1980s). A few of
these are shown below.
I'm fairly sure
the Grimethorpe check was issued as a commemorative key fob which was given to
men who worked at that particular pit in celebration of the occasion of the
colliery producing its first million tonnes of ROM coal in 1980. As for
the other examples shown above I'm note sure. They are obviously from the
South Yorkshire or Doncaster area but what were they used or issued for? Can
anyone tell me? Maybe someone could identify or link the telephone number (?)
embossed on one of these checks/fobs with a particular colliery or area
administration office? Has anyone got access to a "Guide To The
Coalfields" for the early 1980s where such telephone numbers are listed by
N.C.B. Areas - if so could you please try and look up this number for me.
Submitted By : Phil
Date: April 2003
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