Jestoni* quit school at age 14 in order to take part in small-scale mining as a means to help support his family. They had abandoned farming for mining because of frequent flooding in their region of the Philippines. 1,164 more words
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Workers told that more than 20 jobs to go at stricken Lisnaskea quarrying and construction contractor P Clarke & Sons
Management seek volunteers for redundancy but fail to engage with union
Local union activists calls on local political leaders to establish taskforce to respond to employment crisis in Fermanagh… 395 more words
A good day working with Charlotte McKeown, the young sculpture design competition winner, in the Strode College workshop. We made good progress with the development of her fantastic sculpture ideas in advance of the launch day at The Somerset Earth Science Centre next weekend.
News reaches us from Discover Buxton, of an archive collection which tells “the story of limestone quarrying, through cine film, TV broadcasts and images stretching back over 120 years”. 7 more words
I have always wanted to know what it feels like to pick up chisel and mallet and create stone carvings like a medieval mason. Fortunately, a few weeks ago I took a long-overdue stonemasonry course which allowed me to indulge this passion for all things practical and petrological. 784 more words