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Shropshire, April 1887

Shropshire, April 1887

 

Wellington Journal, 30th April 1887
BROSELEY.
The Electric Light in a Coal Mine

On Wednesday last a party of gentlemen descended the Coneybeare Coal Mine, by permission and under the guidance of Mr. S. Meredith, the proprietor, who took them over the entire workings. The object of the visit was to test the utility and lighting power of the electric light. The apparatus, which consisted of a charged accumulator, and an incandescent lamp, giving light equal to eight candles, was supplied by Mr. F.C. Percy, watchmaker, of Broseley, to whom every credit is due for the able manner in which the lamp was worked. After having been down some two hours the party came to the surface, having thoroughly enjoyed the visit. In the evening the employees, to the number of 22, were by the generosity of the proprietor, supplied with refreshments.


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

Note: 'Wednesday last' would have been the 27th April.
Coneybeare Coal Mine is an alternative spelling of Coneybury Colliery.

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