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Cris

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Filming of old mining methods?
Posted: 08/10/2013 13:49:07
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Can someone advise if anyone has re-created the actions of 1850s (..ish) lead miners carrying out their work..... and then filmed it?
I'm looking for anything that might show hand-drilling, picking etc etc.
Any help or contacts would be much appreciated.
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Filming of old mining methods?
Posted: 08/10/2013 19:58:14
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I believe that Brian Woodall in his guise of t'owd man has been filmed drilling and blasting.
I can't remember who filmed him, it could have been Dave Webb?
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Posted: 08/10/2013 20:29:29
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If it wasn't Dave, it was Ralph Johnson. Can't for the life of me remember what the name of the film was though....

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Posted: 08/10/2013 23:31:56
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I have a copy of the shotfiring footage, it was me that did it (the shotfiring, not the filming) but that's all.
As you may be aware, Ralph passed away recently. I could inquire of his son but at present I'm very reluctant to do so.

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Posted: 09/10/2013 08:28:57
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I'll email Dave and ask him, that's probably going to be the quickest means of finding out....

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Posted: 13/10/2013 12:06:00
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Many thanks for the replies.
Please don't bother Ralph's son at this time.
Very grateful for the input.
Cheers, Cris
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Posted: 16/10/2013 16:06:56
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I spoke to Brian Woodall today at the Mining Museum and it was a Ralph Johnson video that showed him 'at work'.

Nick.
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