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This short excursion into family history reveals a tale of early deaths and takes in a range of questions that help to make sense of the complex relationships that can arise from multiple marriages. 639 more words

Family History

Glamorgan’s Blood: Dark Arteries, Old Veins

Here, are the stiffening hills, here, the rich cargo
Congealed in the dark arteries,
Old veins
That hold Glamorgan’s blood.
The midnight miner in the secret seams,
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1927 Bardykes Colliery Fatality

Between one and two o ‘ clock on the afternoon of Thursday 18th August 1927, a fatal accident occurred in No. 1 Pit, Bardykes Colliery, Blantyre, which belonged then to the Summerlee Iron and Coal Co. 90 more words


Child labour at the colliery

Following a number of disasters involving children, whether caused by them or not, the Collieries and Mines Act was passed in 1842. Among other things, this prohibited the employment of females and boys under the age of 10 from working underground. 759 more words

Family History

1939 and all that

Findmypast exhorts me to find out about my family on the eve of war. This is mainly not mysterious as I did a junior school project in the late 1960s. 1,446 more words

Family History

John I: Chapter IV (now and then)

Some time back I found a black and white photograph of coal-laden boats at Anglesey Wharf, one of the places from where Cannock Chase Collieries shipped out their coal. 323 more words

Family History

Stories of place - Brave men and boys, lost in the earth.

The valley of the River Yarrow has suffered much under the march of modernity. Greenbelt erosion from the north has extended Chorley’s suburbs over meadows I’d once thought sacrosanct. 1,173 more words

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