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Peter Burgess

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Location: Merstham. Or is it Godstone ...... ?

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Kent Coal photos
Posted: 17/06/2011 08:05:54
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At last - some good photos of the Kent coal mines. Thanks for posting these - excellent!




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rhychydwr

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Joined: 09/06/2007
Location: Cwmparc, Rhondda, South Wales, UK.

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Posted: 18/06/2011 12:20:53
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Posted: 19/06/2011 10:34:03
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I joined Aditnow because my attention has been drawn to Snowdown Colliery, Kent, by an old potholing friend. I know quite a lot about Snowdown Colliery and at the age of five (1931) I sat on the seat with Mr. Frank Hope as he was winding the cages up and down the shaft with the new Markham's of Chesterfield Electric Winder. My father was a mine official and I knew Mr Elson the mine manager. I have a fund of records and I see some of your correspondents have not exagerated about the working conditions! I have also spent most of my life down the Derbyshire and Welsh Lead/Zinc/copper mines, I also own a third share in the Old Mill Close Lead Mine. Anyone interested in my memories? IP: 86.141.55.82
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Location: Knot far from Knotlow in the middle of the Peak District

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Posted: 19/06/2011 21:12:09
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Welcome to AN, Peridot - those of us currently furtling round the Peak District would be interested to hear your memories, for starters posting them here makes a record of them! Flowers

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Peter Burgess

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Posted: 20/06/2011 08:40:54
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I would be interested in stories from the Kent collieries! Whenever we went for a seaside holiday in Thanet in the early 1960s, the train always stopped at Chislet Colliery, which I always found an intriguing place looking out of the train window, in complete contrast to the little rural station halts either side.

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