About: History of Cornish Mining - Holman's Test Mine Explored - Poldark Times
Ah I would love to explore with you
Thanks for that. It brought back many happy memories - I used a Silver 3 every day for 8 years in the 80's whilst developing the delivery and return roads on the Selby Coalfield.
I then went on to driving TBMs around the world which I still do to this day.
Good video Garry. I drilled some of those holes... Happy days. Great history with this place!
Forgot to say this was in the south wales small mines. There was no dust suppression by law as long as the mine did not employ more than 30 men below ground.
Hiya,worked a Holman drill on stone in small mines in the 1990s.We had no water and used them dry.Bloody dusty work and still alive but have chest trouble.I understand the ncb had water on their drills but not in the private small mines.
This brings back memories, l went in the mine in 1982. I was a trainee mine technician with camborne school of mines based at king edward mine at troon. I had a go with the 303 and air leg, the air leg nearly put me through the roof! We set and detonated charges, the feeling of being close to them when they go off is quite something, you can feel your insides move!