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Life at the edge

Mines and Miners

 

Trammers

Click to see a larger version of this imagetrammers at work tipping ore onto the grizzly

Trammers worked underground transporting the ore from the stopes to the grizzly.


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Pumpmen

Click to see a larger version of this imagepumpman checking the pumps underground

Pumpmen worked mostly underground ensuring that the pumps which kept the mine dry and free of flooding were kept in good order.


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Blacksmiths and Carpenter

Click to see a larger version of this imageGeevor carpenter at work

Each mine usually had its own blacksmith and carpenter.


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Winder driver

Click to see a larger version of this imagewinder driver

It was the job of the Winderman to control the cages and ore skips that carried men, machinery, equipment and ore up and down Victory Shaft.


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Comment left by Tee - Yaa on 2009-11-10 17:48:08

good website not very educaational i think there should be more about the history of the mine

Comment left by Sam Scantlebury on 2010-06-27 18:13:58

Fantastic website, more archival info and photos' please.

 

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