John Trevor Harding was born in 1920 and educated at St Peter’s School York and the University of Durham. He began his career with the Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries in Durham and in 1942 moved to Mickley and Associated Collieries in Northumberland as a junior official and then as a planning engineer. He gained his First Class Manager’s Certificate in 1945.
At nationalisation he became Manager of Hartford Colliery and later Manager at Nelson, Dinnington, Dudley and Weetslade collieries. In 1964 he became an Area Group Manager in Northumberland.
Harding was NEIMME President for 1969-70.
In 1960 he was awarded the G.C.Greenwell Bronze Medal.
Harding died in 1995.
Harding, J.T. and Jackson, R.R.G.P. Experience with power-loading and self-advancing supports in a Northumberland colliery Transactions – Institution of Mining Engineers 119, 1959-60, 343-360.
Harding, J.T. Begin at the beginning [Presidential address – NEIMME] Mining engineer 129, 1969-70, 381-384
Harding, J.T. A history of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers Mining engineer 146 1986-7 252-256
Harding, J.T. A short history of the Institution of Mining Engineers’ North of England Branch and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers Mining engineer 148 1988-9 356-358
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