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Old 02-11-2010, 04:12 PM
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Ah... you've got me reminiscing now, trying to remember the names of the instructors at the pit training centre....Jim Kadansky and his partner in crime Mr Luke, Mr Liddle on machine tools, Mr Hepplewhite, Mr Bell, Mr Alexander and a load more. highly skilled individuals.

My first venture underground was at Ashington colliery too. Bit of a shock to the system it was.

My apprentice piece for 'machine tools' - a steel miner's lamp. Took a month to teach us enough to make one of these:

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