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Old 06-10-2017, 11:05 AM
Alan J. Alan J. is offline
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Never thought of the jib size in the headings but it would make sense to have a 9' as it would put an arc on the full width of the place, on the face they were 6' as that was the daily advance. Hauxley for some reason, was 5'. I remember Alfie Sargeant from Hauxley He was "marras" with Jackie White for years, they were the cuttermen on the group training face when the trainees came down from Shilbottle and Whittle to do their face training along with the Hauxley lads.
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