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"What the Papers Said"

"What the Papers Said"

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SCMCOld News Paper Items

Short items and snippets from old newspapers and journals, from the archives or discovered during club members research.

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1700-1799
1800-1819
  • 1803, “General Views of the Agriculture of Shropshire” J.Plymley - Bog, White Grit & Snailbeach mines.
  • 1818, August 5th, Davy lamp causes explosion at Wallsend - 4 killed.
1820-1839
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1870
  • 1870, February 26th, Extracts from John Randall letter to the Mining Journal.
  • 1870, August 24th, Charges brought against Dark Lane Colliery manager - Mr. Summers.
  • 1875, Buildwas Abbey Subterranean Passageway discovered - Randall's Guide to Wenlock
  • 1875, June 5th, Shropshire and North Wales Mining Intelligence - from The Mining World (Bog, Pennerley, Ladywell, South Roman Gravels)
  • 1875, June, Monthly Illustrated - New Developments at Moat Hall, Shrewsbury.
  • 1879, January 4th, Cranston Rock Drill (Advertisement) , Newcastle-on-Tyne.
  • 1879, February 1st, Coal cutting machine, Trimdon Grange Colliery.
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1900
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1920
1930
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1950
  • 1955, The Boden Family, Madeley Wood Colliery.
  • 1955, July 1st, New Pit for Salop (Madeley, Shropshire).
  • 1959, April 4th, Hopes For Rich Strike In Stiperstones Mine - Burgam Lead Mine.
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