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 Post subject: Mines of Horwich (UK) Discussion
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:07 am 
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Posted by Myles Standish

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The North West of England 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.
Pandora's Box 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, emotional experience to think that where you are walking 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.
This certainly is a special place....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:12 am 
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This does look a little more typical to a US coal mine, however we still see the brick arches.. Thanks for posting these!

Miner Greg


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