On Sunday 6th January 1929, a woman descended into the far bottom depths of Blantyre Ferme Colliery for the first time. What a story she had to tell and will be remembered for her heroism. 462 more words
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You know that satisfying feeling when you post something on Facebook and the ‘likes’ just keep coming?
For Haun7ed Live, a ghost hunting group based in the London Borough of Sutton, the like-o-meter went into overdrive on July 19 when they hosted a live ghost vigil and attracted over one million viewers. 73 more words
In Childhood Misdemeanours a man named Joseph Chadburn, employed as a miner at Moira’s Bath Pit, was fined three shillings (3s.) for scrumping.
I have now discovered that the Children’s Employment Commission (Mines) of 1842 investigated the pay scales at that very pit, so we can see how the fine related to his pay and household expenses. 557 more words