Harold Charlesworth Grimshaw

Researcher at Britain’s “Safety in Mines Research Establishment”

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H.C. (for Harold Charlesworth) Grimshaw was an active researcher at the U.K.’s Safety in Mines Research Board for many years – from at least the 1930s to the 1960s – and published a number of internal reports and other articles on the results of his work. He was apparently from the Manchester area and served his country during World War I. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1921 and with a Master of Science degree in 1922. His earliest identified publication for the Safety in Mines Research Board was in 1931. It is probable that he was descended from the “Audenshaw” Grimshaw line (see companion webpage); a potential candidate has been identified from that line as H.C. Grimshaw.

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Safety in Mines Research Publication at the Library of Congress

The following publication was reviewed at the Library of Congress in August 2008.

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British Library Holdings of Safety in Mines Research Board Publications by H.C. Grimshaw

The British Library has at least 11 Safety in Mines Research Board Publications that were authored or co-authored by H.C. Grimshaw. The online catalogue entries are shown below.


 

System number  015228734
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – personal  LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
Title
LinkThe ignition of firedamp by coal-mining explosives. 1.Gallery experiments / By H.C.Grimshaw and W.Payman.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : H.M.S.O., 1931.
Series
Link( Paper ; No.69)
Added name  LinkPayman, William.
Added name  LinkMines departmentSafety in mines research board.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/2342 DSC Request


System number  015237469
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research and Testing Branch.
Title
LinkThe Development of safer mining explosives.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1950.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 8)
Added name  LinkShepherd, W. C. F.
 LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6446 DSC Request


System number  001517395
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – personal  LinkGRIMSHAW, Harold Charlesworth, and HARDY (V. O.)
Title
LinkArgon Flash Units: their design and application to snapshot photography of detonating explosives. [With illustrations.]
Publisher/year
Linkpp. 37. Sheffield, 1951.
Physical descr.  4º.
Series
Link( [Ministry of Fuel and Power. Safety in Mines Research Establishment. Research Report. no. 32.])
Added name  LinkHARDY, V. O.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
B.S.69/35. Request


System number  015228737
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment.
Title
LinkSlow Burning of permitted explosives as a possible cause of hangfires or delayed explosions.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1951.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 34)
Added name  LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6466 DSC Request


System number  015228847
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety In Mines Research Establishment.
Title
LinkApplicability of Short-period delay detonators in Safety-Lamp mines.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1952.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 45)
Added name  LinkHancock, J.
 LinkTaylor, W.
 LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6477 DSC Request


System number  015228116
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment.
Title
LinkProcedures for Assessing the relative safety of explosives and of coal dust/Inert dust mixtures by means of gallery experiments.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1952.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 47)
Added name  LinkGibson, J. W.
 LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
 LinkWoodhead, D. W.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6479 DSC Request


System number  015228848
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment.
Title
LinkPulsed infusion shotfiring.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1954.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 97)
Added name  LinkHancock, J.
 LinkTaylor, W.
 LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6522 DSC Request


System number  015228735
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment.
Title
LinkNew Testing procedure for Eq.S and Sheathed explosives.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1954.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 98)
Added name  LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
 LinkShepherd, W. C. F.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6523 DSC Request


System number  015228736
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment.
Title
LinkThe relative ignition risk of coal dust clouds by permitted explosives.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : Ministry of Fuel and Power, 1956.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 132)
Added name  LinkGrimshaw,
H. C.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Fuel and Power.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6553 DSC Request


System number  015228738
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Author – personal  LinkGrimshaw, H. C.
Title
LinkTests of the Hurricane Stemmer.
Publisher/year
Link[S.l.] : [s.n.], 1959.
Series
Link( Research Report ; No. 157)
Added name  LinkStaples, H.
 LinkBurdekin, J. T.
Added name  LinkMinistry of Power. Safety in mines research establishment.
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6155 DSC Request


System number  008348117
Cataloguing level  Minimal record
Nat. bib. no.  GB6520120
Author – corporate  LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment (Great Britain)
Title
LinkThe influence of cannon wear and other variables on the probability of ignition of methane-air in a cannon test of coal-mining explosives / by W.L.Murray,G.Fogg and H.C.Grimshaw.
Publisher/year
LinkSafety in Mines Research Establishment, 1965.
Physical descr.  29p.,24cm.
Series
Link( Research reports;no.228)
Holdings (All)  Details
Shelfmark
OP-GPA/6746 DSC Request
Dewey class. no.  Link622.33 18

Other Publications

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Service in World War I in 1915

Harold Grimshaw served in World War I in the “16th Bn. Manch. R.” in 1915, apparently as a Private (Pte.) as shown in the following publication.

Author unknown, 1922, Manchester University Roll of Service: Manchester, UK, Manchester University Press, p. 153.

Graduation from the University of Manchester in 1921 and 1922

Harold received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manchester in Chemistry II in 1921 and a Master of Science degree just one year later, in 1922, as shown in the following publication.

Author unknown, 1959, University of Manchester Register of Graduates and Holders of Diplomas and Certificates, 1851-1958: Manchester, UK, Manchester University Press, p. 265

Possible Descendancy from the Audenshaw Grimshaw Line 

H.C. Grimshaw is probably descended from the Audenshaw Grimshaw family line (click here for a companion webpage). A candidate has been identified in bold in the descendant chart below. The name, location and birthdate are appropriate, but it is not known if this is the correct individual. The descendant chart is from information provided by Norman Grimshaw.

See Harold in bold font below. Birth, location and name are about right, but….

 

William Grimshaw (1765, Lancashire – ?) & Alice Hibbert (1768, Lancashire – ?). Married 17 Sep 1787, Manchester.

|—1 Mary Grimshaw (1790, Gorton, Manchester – ?) Died in infancy

|—1 Ann Grimshaw (1792 – bur 28 Apr 1870, Gorton, St James)

|—|—2 Elizabeth Grimshaw* (1812 -?) & unknown

|—|—|—3 Hannah Grimshaw (1834 – ?)

|—|—2 Elizabeth Grimshaw* (1812 -?) & William Lees (1805, Prescot, Lancashire

|—|—|—3 William Lees (1844, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 John Lees (1847, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 Elizabeth Lees (1850, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—1 Sally Grimshaw (1794, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—1 Alice Grimshaw (1797, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—1 William Grimshaw (1800, Gorton, Manchester – ?) Died in infancy

|—1 Mary Grimshaw (1803, Gorton, Manchester – ?) Died in infancy

|—1 Mary Ann Grimshaw (1805, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—1 Peggy Grimshaw (1807, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—1 William Grimshaw (bap 7 Feb 1813, Gorton, St James – ?) & Ann Clough (1822, Newton Heath, Manchester – ?) Married 1846, Collegiate Church, Manchester

|—|—2 John Grimshaw (bap 8 Apr 1849, Gorton, St James – ?)

|—|—2 James Grimshaw (1850 – ?)

|—|—|—3 William Grimshaw (1875, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 Isaac Grimshaw (1876, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 James Grimshaw (1878, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 Peter Grimshaw (1880, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 Beatrice Grimshaw (1884, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—|—3 Harold Grimshaw (1891, Gorton, Manchester – ?)

|—|—2 Joseph Grimshaw (bap 11 May 1853, Gorton, St James – ?) Died in infancy

|—|—2 Samuel Grimshaw (Bap 11 Mar 1855, Gorton, St James – ?)

|—|—2 George Grimshaw (bap 20 Feb 1849, Gorton, St James – ?)

|—|—2 William Grimshaw (bap 12 May 1861, Gorton, St James – ?)

 

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