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Coal & Fireclay - Feb 2015

Morrisey

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The North West like many parts of the country is riddled with old coal mine workings, and in these parts if you do your research you can turn up some absolute gems.

This beaut is a fine example of a mid 19th Century coal and fire clay operation that would of fed into the insatiable demand for coal and fire clay during the height of the Industrial revolution.

As you move around the miles of workings and wagon roads, it's quite a humbling experience to think that where you are crawling over 200 years ago children as young as eight put in twelve hour shifts!!! In 1842 a royal commission investigated the employment of children in mines. The result was an act in the same year forbidding the employment of women and children underground.

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hamtagger

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Thats a belter find with cracking pics, i like that rock pattern on number 4 (y)

Nowadays they should get the little rogue shits off the street corners and into the mines :D

 

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This is an amazing place and would love to get back for a return visit, might even take my camera next time, epic lighting in your shots as usual (y)

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Fantastic, really nice shots you've taken there (y)

 
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