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Old 15-10-2015, 09:27 AM
Alan J. Alan J. is offline
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At a guess I would say it is something to do with the start of WW2. The gas masks and the miner suggests a possible rehearsal for air raids. At the beginning of the war apparently people in Radcliffe went down the drift between Centre and Leslie rows to shelter when there was an air raid. As the war went on they got sick of this and gave it up to take their chances at home.
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