Thank you. I just composed a longish reply and seem to have lost it! Anyway, my ggrandfather, George Gazey, was born Bedworth in 1859 give or take 2 or 3 years. I think he may have been called George but Christened John. Certainly his father was John; both were miners. I have some newspaper articles re: Bedworth in the 1870s and 1890s that might be useful to you. I can't attach them here as it won't take a .doc file but if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll send them to you. I'm trying to work out if the John mentioned in one of them is the one I'm looking for (or his father).