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Shropshire, August 1884

Shropshire, August 1884

 

Wellington Journal, 23rd August 1884
News from the Lead Mining District.

The men of the Tankerville Consols received on Monday a payment of 5/- in the pound of the money due to them. The hill behind the mine was crowded with men, who were waiting their turn to receive this instalment of their money. Mr. Japser Moore, Chairman of the Relief Committee was present. The stoppage of the mine appeared to be owing to some difference of opinion amongst those interested in the mine, which difference it is hoped is in the process of adjustment. The men are evidently reluctant to leave the place, though much colliery work has been offered, and many Montgomeryshire men have before found work at the Rhondda Valley mines of David Davies M.P.

Farmers in Wales have lately made requests for assistance in farm labour, especially from Barmouth where such work, it is said, will be readily obtained.

Pontesbury News

In these troubled times for the miners large numbers could be seen bringing baskets of berries to the station to be sold. It is surprising how much money can be made this way.


Submitted by Ivor Brown
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