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Bicslade Freemine

These are a fascinating set of archive freemine photographs, from one of the many mines in the Bicslade valley. There is no record of which mine it is, but it was quite large judging by the number of points and sidings at the top of the pit bank. 89 more words


Reddings Colliery

Reddings colliery has opened and closed several times in recent years, mining the Coleford High Delf seam which could reach up to 7 feet thick. The mine is located high up in a small quarry at the edge of the Forest of Dean basin. 103 more words

Forest Of Dean Mines

On the move, France, September 4, 1917

Tuesday          Reveille 5 am breakfast 6:30 packed up and ready to move off by 9 o/c we pulled out at 9:30 to tramp about 20 miles we stopped 45 minutes at Marles les Mines to water & feed & for dinner[.] we got to our wagon lines at 6:30 pm & bivouac for the night the day was very warm… 205 more words


Point of Ayr - Long Abandoned

Normally on a Wednesday night I’d be at the Camera Club but with the floor being renovated in the hall it was time for a field trip. 463 more words


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