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BertyBasset

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Location: Caernarfon, North Wales

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Posted: 19/10/2017 11:11:26
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Ay up. It may well be about to kick off again on UKC. IP: 217.9.203.195
royfellows

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Location: Great Wyrley near Walsall

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Posted: 19/10/2017 12:18:17
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ttxela wrote:

royfellows wrote:

Peter Burgess wrote:

When you approach a subject from opposite ends, but with the same principle, you inevitable end up standing on common ground, Roy.


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We could be witnessing the beginning of a beautiful thing...... Laugh


Extremely doubtful.
Peter and I were together at NAMHO underground and got on well, but we appear to have widely differing opinions on a variety of subjects which come out in our Internet postings.
I do however, have a lot of respect for Peter.


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I wonder about the abandoned flip flops, but how does baling twine get into MY mine?
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dwarrowdelf

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Location: Lost in Cwmorthin...and Oakeley too !!

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Posted: 19/10/2017 13:45:44
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Seem to remember from somewhere, that the access ways for the men to go to and from their workplace underground were known as "paths", in the slate quarries, presumably, they included "ladderways", "manways" and "staircases" etc. I should imagine the workers tended to follow set routes depending on where in the quarry they worked, as lighting was of course much more limited back then anyway.

Would be interested to know if the term "manway" was traditionally used in the quarries. Think i'ts something I should know, but I just may have forgotten, and how widespread the term "paths" was (if I'm correct) is also something I haven't considered before

The shaft above the compressor chamber was a major access route from Cwmorthin into Oakeley, which also included the chamber 8E old vein stairs, and of course I'ts still in use to day depending on the stability or otherwise of chamber 8E

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IP: 46.226.49.234 Edited: 19/10/2017 13:50:14 by dwarrowdelf
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Posted: 19/10/2017 17:25:10
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Curator in the National Slate Museum may have oral history recordings from former quarrymen who worked underground (as opposed to surface quarries) which may throw light on terminology, both Welsh and English.

Caban magazine, because it was largely targetted at outsiders, may have avoided industry-specific terms and instead used more readily intelligible general terms.

Printed quarry rules may throw some light on terminology.

The reports of the Inspectors of Mines might have used the quarrymens' English terms - down to 1920 they are available on the NLW website for free: NLW > discover > subscriptions and other resources > House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. A NLW reader's ,ticket number and password is necessary to access the link; one can be applied for online for free.
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Posted: 29/10/2018 19:30:54
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Back to steam engines with a linkage to mining.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/29/historic-british-steam-engine-discovered-near-siberian-gold/?li_source=LI&li_medium=li-recommendation-widget
IP: 86.182.98.38 Edited: 29/10/2018 19:31:58 by Morlock
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