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More Pick Work

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Two Deputys appear to be cutting holes for a baulk to support the roof in a Cleveland ironstone mine, believed to be Eston, but we await confirmation of this location. Craig Hornby gtells us: ”Fantastic picture! Never seen this one before. Wonder where it was taken. Still with candles in cloth caps so no later than 1930s when carbide came in…” Derick Pearson suggests: ”Due to amount of water sweating in on back face, could it have been Kilton or perhaps Duck Hole mine. They were both often wet like this. Also roof height is more in line with those perhaps?”

Image courtesy of George Pearson and thanks to Craigand Derick  for the updates.

2 comments to More Pick Work

  • Craig Hornby

    Fantastic picture! Never seen this one before. Wonder where it was taken. Still with candles n cloth caps so no later than 1930s when carbide came in…

  • Derick Pearson

    Due to amount of water sweating in on back face, could it have been Kilton or perhaps Duck Hole mine. They were both often wet like this. Also roof height is more in line with those perhaps.

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