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Old 16-01-2017, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Coquet View Post
Wonderful. So Axe was a brand or type name for their refractory bricks. Simples.

Some underground footage of Stobswood Colliery in 1947:

Film 1

There's a nice panning view of the Terrace at the other side of the railway line then sweeping over to the colliery, in the distance the heap and the aerial ropeway. (above film I think)

Bit of a change of environment there for Joe the 'winda-cleaner' I think.

Film 2

Film 3
Great footage, no stone dust though! When was stone dust first used, any ideas? (For non miners - stone dust was used to cover coal dust underground to prevent the coal dust igniting following an explosion. It was white and improved visibility from reflected light no end!)
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