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wilfred5001

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Posted: 01/03/2013 17:45:02
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Hello,

I am an ex miner, I have an interest in keeping our heritage alive by writing a book about the Collieries I worked in, I started life as a haulage lad, afterwards I became a Coal Hewer, I worked on a 5 man team with my Father,
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Roger L

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Posted: 01/03/2013 18:32:36
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Welcome To AditNow
What area do you come from

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staffordshirechina

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Posted: 01/03/2013 22:28:43
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If he was a hewer, it will be from the North-East. IP: 81.151.105.155
Ty Gwyn

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Posted: 02/03/2013 01:51:54
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Not necessary,on my birth certificate,my Father`s occupation is down as Hewer,thats South Wales. IP: 86.170.220.104
miner1985

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Posted: 02/03/2013 11:03:19
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South Wales again same with my grandfather. IP: 81.129.49.82
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Posted: 02/03/2013 21:05:55
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I stand corrected, I thought it was a Northeastern term. IP: 81.151.105.155
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Posted: 02/03/2013 21:09:47
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staffordshirechina wrote:

I stand corrected, I thought it was a Northeastern term.


It was certainly used in the north east, my Grandad was a hewer in Northumberland.
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nameduser

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Posted: 04/03/2013 18:59:19
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wow, we have a right collection of ex-professional mine dwellers here on Aditnow!
I, have lived in cornwall for a few years now, before that east Anglia mostly, but leeds for a decade too.
Hewer i assume, is one who hews rock by hand, is it? I'm more used to hewing wood than rock, but its all good work.
nice to hear from you both.
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Ty Gwyn

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Posted: 04/03/2013 20:17:40
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nameduser wrote:


Hewer i assume, is one who hews rock by hand, is it? I'm more used to hewing wood than rock, but its all good work.
nice to hear from you both.


Hewer of Coal by hand.
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Posted: 04/03/2013 21:32:08
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Ah! I wonder if miners feel there is a big distinction between hard rock miners who mine for coal as opposed to minerals? IP: 86.29.120.27
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Posted: 05/03/2013 08:23:50
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If Roadsterman is about he may be able to tell more on this. I believe that when they started to mine Barium at the Morrison pit at Annfield Plain people from Settlingstones came down to show the coal miners the different way to extract the mineral as opposed to coal. IP: 195.59.13.75
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Posted: 05/03/2013 17:54:15
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They certainly do !

Old addage is you mine metals, you dig coal. No comparison

That should start a debate ! Tongue
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Ty Gwyn

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Posted: 05/03/2013 20:09:13
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nameduser wrote:

Ah! I wonder if miners feel there is a big distinction between hard rock miners who mine for coal as opposed to minerals?


Hard Rock Miner`s don`t mine for coal,in that they don`t fill coal to earn their living,although Heading men could be employed in the Colliery to drive crossmeasure drifts/levels to access new reserves.

Both metal and coal are different applications in the method of work,the only comparrison i can think of,is they both had drams that run on rails.
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Posted: 05/03/2013 20:44:09
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Hewer was once my job title - in Cumberland.

Quite a difference between coal and hard rock mining - some men can comfortably adapt to either but others struggle a bit (e.g. some ex-colliers didn't like lack of visible supports while it was sometimes difficult to get the hard rock men to appreciate them if they went to the coal Wink ).
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