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Interesting video
Posted: 31/10/2018 20:49:43
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"Mining" (underground digging holes) video.
One for the elf and safety ninjas to watch and take notes! Laugh
BBC How They Dug the Victoria Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwRRSJ_wtIg
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Interesting video
Posted: 01/11/2018 08:37:39
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Great that this piece of film is still out there. Superb that it captures the construction practices of the day, but a real inside look at how normal people earned a crust. IP: 46.226.49.234
Peter Burgess

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Interesting video
Posted: 01/11/2018 13:20:43
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https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/last-of-the-navvies-irishman-who-dug-all-night-tube-line-1.2762215

Article that mentions miners getting the bends and a few fatal accidents. Progress is such that if that happened today it would be all over the national news.

It's a safer world for workers now. I am grateful for that.

IP: 51.6.12.3 Edited: 01/11/2018 19:18:45 by Peter Burgess
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Posted: 01/11/2018 19:15:41
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The sea tunnel/caisson workers at Aberthaw Power Station had the 'twitches' from (previous?) long term working in compressed air.

Edit: Although we had walked the coastal path many times it was 2016 before we found out what the rusty smudge was in our images!Off Topic

https://penarthramblers.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/the-caisson-aberthaw-cement-works.jpg
IP: 86.182.98.38 Edited: 01/11/2018 19:32:56 by Morlock
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