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"What the Papers Said"
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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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Background to the origins of:

- from the pages of which many of the snippets of news appearing here, have been gleaned.


1900

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1920

1930

1940

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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