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Park Collieries, 1948 to 1959 (by Fred Foster)

Fred's recollections from 1948 to 1959.

I've split the book up into sections, some are large. Select a section below to read some interesting tales.



 
Section 1
     Starting Work at the Pit
 
 
Section 2
     Training for Underground
     Starting Work Underground
 
Section 3
     Seneley Green Drift
     Face Training
 
Section 4
     The Eastern European Influx of Labour
     No 2 Pit Bottom Circuit
     A Collier at Last!
     Drilling for a Living
     Shotfiring Training at Ravenhead Colliery
 
Section 5
     The Prototype Anderton Shearer
     An Official at Last
     Afternoon Shift with the Rippers
 
Section 6
     The First Face in the Ravine Mine
     Characters that Worked at Stones's
 
Section 7
     Pulsed Infusion Shotfiring
     No 1 Pit Mouthing
 
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