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Lofthouse Colliery Cycle

Well, after getting obsessed with cameras for a while, I am now back to cycling a bit more. I think the Tour De France might have had some influence, but without Sagan and Cavendish it was a close call. 194 more words

Neglected Bradford industries: Coal mining

Bradford is famous for spinning and weaving but textile production was only one of a group of important industries which ‘Worstedopolis’ supported.  Since several are now almost forgotten by contemporary citizens I should like to draw attention to those which seem unreasonably neglected, in a series of short articles. 1,365 more words

Blantyre Ferme Shaft damage

On Wednesday morning of 9th February 1927, the two cages at No. 1 Pit, Blantyre Ferme Colliery, came into contact and, buckling, took the water pipes with them, causing damage to the shaft and rendering it unworkable. 216 more words

Blantyre Mining

Hard Times At The Collieries

I found an article in the local press, one among many about parents not sending their children regularly to school, which resonated in two ways.  Most recently the debate about parents who take their children out of school for holidays, and maybe the reason from around 1875-80, why some of Andrew’s Kindred migrated to Derbyshire to find work. 1,228 more words

Family History

Predicaments and consolations

This film follows from a recent visit to Castlehill Colliery, Fife.

This film is for John Sneddon, one of several men who died at this mine. 27 more words

Two Cultures

1950s Stonefield Rd from Larkfield

The great photos just keep coming! Hopefully this is yet another new photo for you. It’s the 1950s and we’re standing on top of the old Dixon’s 4 Colliery Bing, (or more commonly known as Larkfield Bing today). 270 more words

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