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Laurence Holland (1875- )
1937 Bio Note 
HOLLAND, Laurence, J.P., City of Birmingham; b. 1875, at Brownhills: s. of late John Holland. Educ.: King Edward's School and Mason College. Manager of Conygre Collieries, Dudley, 1901-1903; manager of Hamstead Colliery, 1903-1907; agent and manager, Hamstead Colliery, 1909-1923; general manager, Earl of Dudley's Collieries, 1923-1925; Consulting Mining Engineer since 1925; member of Spontaneous Combustion and Support of Underground Workings Committees of the Safety in Mines Research Board; president of S. Staffs. and Warwickshire Institute of Mining Engineers, 1926-1928; president of the Institution of Mining Engineers, 1935-1937; chairman of Unionist Committee of the Perry Barr District of Lichfield Division, 1910-1935; member of City Council for Perry Barr from April, 1928, to Nov., 1934; m. Constance, d. of late J. H. Moxon, 1903. Publications Wrote text book on Haulage for the I.C.S., 1909; contributed several papers on Mining problems to the Institution of Mining Engineers, printed in the Transactions of the Institute. Recreation: Golf. In 1894 won the Midland Counties High Jump Amateur Championship. Address The Hollies, Handsworth Wood. Though not managing Hamstead Colliery at the time of the fire in 1908, assisted in the rescue operations, and received a gold medal from the "Hamstead Disaster Fund" at the hands of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Sayer.