Basic Biographical Details

Name: Miners' Welfare Committee (or Miners' Welfare Commission), Mines Department, (National Coal Board Divisional Welfare)
Designation: Architectural practice
Bio Notes: The exact dates at which the various architects were employed are as yet unclear. Later National Coal Board Divisional Welfare.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Dean Stanley Street, London, EnglandBusiness1930 *  
Item 2 of 3Romany(?) House, Marsham Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness1936 *  
Item 3 of 324, Royal Circus, Edinburgh, Scotland 1948  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 23James Benzies   May have worked for this Committee?
Item 2 of 23Frederick George Frizzell   Working under John Austin Dempster
Item 3 of 23O Parry   In Miners' Welfare Commission office
Item 4 of 23Donald Denoon Jack19281930Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 23John Austin Dempster1928c. 1936Senior ArchitectSenior Architect for Scotland and the North of England
Item 6 of 23Hugh Smith4 January 1929November 1936Chief Assistant 
Item 7 of 23John Walter Mackenzie Dudding19301936AssistantUnder J H Forshaw, acting as Forshaw's personal assistant 1935-6
Item 8 of 23Donald Denoon Jack19301936Chief Draughtsman 
Item 9 of 23Clark Fyfec. 1934 Assistant 
Item 10 of 23John Henry Forshaw1936 * Chief Architect 
Item 11 of 23Donald Denoon Jack19361942ArchitectSection Architect to 1940; Divisional Architect thereafter
Item 12 of 23John Walter Mackenzie Dudding19361946ArchitectResponsible for Midlands Coal Fields.
Item 13 of 23Hugh SmithNovember 1936After 1951ArchitectDeputy Chief Architect of North-Eastern Division, in charge of works in Cumberland, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and the Lothians
Item 14 of 23James Boyd Raeside25 January 193712 January 1940AssistantArchitectural Assistant Grade II
Item 15 of 23C G Kemp1941 Chief Architect 
Item 16 of 23George Anderson Findlay26 January 1942After 1943Assistant 
Item 17 of 23James Boyd Raeside11 February 1946 Assistant 
Item 18 of 23Egon RissBefore 1947 Architect 
Item 19 of 23John Deacon Richards1950s   
Item 20 of 23Ian Thomas Brand19511958Architect 
Item 21 of 23Ian Gordon CookAfter 1954Before May 1960Architect 
Item 22 of 23John 'Archie' DewarBefore 19551955  
Item 23 of 23Duncan MacleanMid 1950s Architect 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 20After 1929Arniston Colliery, pithead baths  MidlothianScotland 
Item 2 of 20After 1929Brora Colliery, pithead bathsInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 20After 1929Comrie Colliery, pithead baths  FifeScotland 
Item 4 of 20After 1929Douglas Castle colliery, pithead baths  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 20After 1929Haigh Colliery, pithead bathsWhitehaven CumberlandEngland 
Item 6 of 20After 1929Houldsworth Colliery, pithead bathsPatna AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 20After 1929Mauchline Colliery, pithead baths  AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 20After 1929Overtown Colliery, pithead baths  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 20After 1929Pennyvenie Colliery, pithead baths  AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 20After 1929Wester Auchengeich Colliery, pithead baths  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 20After 1929Whitehill Colliery, pithead baths  MidlothianScotland 
Item 12 of 201931Fauldhead Colliery, Pithead BathsKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 13 of 201931Ramsay Colliery, Pithead bathsLoanhead MidlothianScotland 
Item 14 of 201933Manor Powis Colliery, Pithead Baths  StirlingshireScotland 
Item 15 of 201937Pirnhall Colliery, Pithead Baths  MidlothianScotland 
Item 16 of 201938Pithead BathsMauchline AyrshireScotland 
Item 17 of 201948(?)Calderhouse Colliery, Canteen, Cycle Department and Kitchen   Scotland 
Item 18 of 201950sNational Coal Board OfficesLugar, Cumnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 19 of 201957Glenochil MineGlenochil ClackmannanshireScotland 
Item 20 of 201963National Coal Board OfficesLugar, Cumnock AyrshireScotlandExtension with Egon Riss as chief architect


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder2 January 1948  p24
Item 2 of 2Builder5 November 1948  p544