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Posted: 13/10/2020 20:20:34
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Check out this article.
I haven't had time to explore this new resource yet, but looks like it could be of interest to 'the likes of us' Big Grin

https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2020/10/13/british-library-releases-18000-maps-and-views-for-free/

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Posted: 13/10/2020 20:34:43
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Thanks for posting - within a few minutes of searching, I came across an 18th century plan of Peak Cavern (https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/a/largeimage77994.html), so I wonder what else of interest is there?

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Posted: 13/10/2020 20:39:40
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Love the link ! Searched mining first thing a hudge hand drill type thing amazing many thanks Roy !Thumbs Up

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Posted: 13/10/2020 20:48:34
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Just found this 18th century image of a Welsh mine, listed as near Pont Aberglaslyn - anyone got an idea as to which one?
https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/s/largeimage81463.html

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Posted: 13/10/2020 21:15:53
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AR wrote:

Just found this 18th century image of a Welsh mine, listed as near Pont Aberglaslyn - anyone got an idea as to which one?
https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/s/largeimage81463.html


Think it may actually be called Aberglaslyn....?
There are two adits that you can walk into straight off the main road. I'll check out photos etc later on....I went there with Wyn a few years back. He'll remember I'm sure Thumb Up
There is also another collapsed adit a few yards further up the road....its been oozing ochre for years.


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Posted: 13/10/2020 21:18:33
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I have just found a book on the aspects of employing children in coal mines ! Sounds a good read that does !Thumbs Up



https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/report-on-child-labour-1842

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Posted: 13/10/2020 21:30:42
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The photo collections are good too. So Much stuff. They are boasting over 40,000 topographical maps.
Culmination of a 7 year project....to date.

Looks like another late night tonight Laugh

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Posted: 13/10/2020 22:17:42
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AR wrote:

Just found this 18th century image of a Welsh mine, listed as near Pont Aberglaslyn - anyone got an idea as to which one?
https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/s/largeimage81463.html


Think it may actually be called Aberglaslyn....?



https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Aberglaslyn-Copper-Mine_17989/

I have some photos of the adits taken from the road somewhere....Roll Eyes



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Posted: 13/10/2020 23:02:50
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sinker wrote:

sinker wrote:



AR wrote:

Just found this 18th century image of a Welsh mine, listed as near Pont Aberglaslyn - anyone got an idea as to which one?
https://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/s/largeimage81463.html


Think it may actually be called Aberglaslyn....?



https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Aberglaslyn-Copper-Mine_17989/

I have some photos of the adits taken from the road somewhere....Roll Eyes



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Posted: 13/10/2020 23:33:36
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There's an image here that is described as a tin work near Truro.
It appears to be a collection of scenes from lots of different parts of a mine, crammed into one small image, and making no practical sense at all.

Interesting all the same though

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/kinggeorge/t/largeimage77898.html

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Posted: 14/10/2020 06:35:38
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Link doesn't work!



Ah ok. Will fix it later Thumb Up

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Posted: 30/10/2020 11:06:20
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Found two very good old books about introducing pumps into mines.


http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100037623374.0x000001#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-1%2C-793%2C1047%2C3311


http://access.bl.uk/item/viewer/ark:/81055/vdc_100037609082.0x000001#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-1%2C-934%2C1698%2C4427





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Posted: 30/10/2020 11:36:42
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It appears that these machines were operated by naked children on loan from the workhouse. Laugh
I’ve never really understood the significance of using cherubic characters in illustrations from this time.

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