Snailbeach - Black Tom Jigs

Snailbeach - Black Tom Jigs

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Black Tom Jig and Washing Drum

During June and July 2013 the restored jig and drum (rebuilt by Barry Ellis) were placed alongside Black Tom shaft at Snailbeach. The arrangement now looks much as it did in the 1940s-60s.

In August 2013 a cover building was erected over the jigs, sponsored by the Ludlow Town Walls Trust and constructed by volunteers. The building was completed just in time for an "Official" opening ceremony on the 31st, after a number of speeches local resident Mrs. Chidley cut the ribbon.

Harz jigs and washing drum on their new site (Ivor Brown)

Harz jigs & washing drum on their new site by Black Tom shaft, June 2013.

The completed set-up inside the new building, 31st August (Kelvin Lake - I.A.Recordings)

The completed set-up inside the new building on the 31st August.

 

The crowd assembling for the opening of the new building, 31st August (Kelvin Lake - I.A.Recordings)

The crowd assembles around Black Tom ready for the opening of the new building.

Richard Cundall (Ludlow Walls Trust) giving his speech (Kelvin Lake - I.A.Recordings)

Richard Cundall (Ludlow Walls Trust, sponsors of the building), giving his speech.

The crowd assembling for the opening of the new building, 31st August (Kelvin Lake - I.A.Recordings)

After the speeches, Mrs. Peggy Chidley was invited up to cut the ribbon to open the building.

Mrs. Peggy Chidley at the opening ceremony, 31st August (Kelvin Lake - I.A.Recordings)

Vincent Chidley & Mrs. Peggy Chidley with Clive Dean (Shropshire Council) and local Councillor Heather Kidd.

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