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Old 28-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Michael Michael is offline
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I worked there Sept 1977 to Feb 1979 As some kind of fitters mate/grease monkey/bus washer/gofer. It was my first job OK loved it but not very good pay or terms and conditions. I can remember the fitter and the drivers sticking up for me against the managers. Happy days. Left to join Army but that dident work out. I Had a job at Shilbottle Colliery lined up, Had to get some papers from Longstaffs for the Dole Office, Longstaffs offered me a fitters apprenticeship and bus driving licence but was time to go. 6 Month Mining Apprenticeship at Ashington Colliery And Ashington tec, more than doubled my wages just for training. Loved Shilbottle pit Best job ever.
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