John Lancaster & Co Ltd, Blaina Collieries – Accounts Sheet 1903-1904

John Lancaster & Co Ltd, Blaina Collieries – Accounts Sheet 1903-1904.
This is a John Lancaster & Co, Ltd, Blaina Collieries accounts sheet dated Saturday 24th December 1903 to Friday 6th January 1904.

The Staff on the Payroll.
The sheet holds the accounts of the thirteen employees based at the John Lancaster Offices at Blaina.
The details are as follows –

Mr David Jones – Traffic.
Mr William Morris – Traffic.
Mrs? Wager – Office.
Mr David Wilkins – Office.
Mr W. Beeson – Yard.
Mr Samuel Jones – Sale Yard.
Mr I. S. Watkins – Sale Yard.
Mr Samuel Wilson – Traffic.
Mr J. Jones – Stores.
Mr W. or J. Harrington – Stores.
Mr P. S. Banks – Police.
Mr R. Preece – Gardener.
Mr Edwin Harris – Weigher.

Mr Tom Drew – Auditor.

The Details.
The accounts are in connection with the employees fortnightly wages over the Christmas and New Year period of 1903-1904. As an example, Mr David Wilkins (my great-grandfather) number four on the list – His two-week wages, less rent of 11s. and stores deduction of 1s. 6d totalled £3. 6s. 6d. This is equivalent to £420.00 in today’s money or £210.00 per week.

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