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Talk by John Quilliam about the Snaefell lead mine

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Scope & Content: John Qulliam talks about the position of the Snaefell lead mine; the terrain and the various rock layers; origin of the name 'Laxey'; source of the Laxey river; depths and types of workings of the mine; track passing through Agneash; development of Laxey village; processing and shipment of ore; employment of men from Cornwall; working day and the descent and ascent of the ladders leading to the seams of ore; ventilation of workings; extraction of ore in 'kibbles'; type of explosives used; system of passing places on ladders; religion of the miners.

He talks extensively about the Snaefell mining disaster which happened on Monday 10 May 1897.

Administration / Biographical History: Part of series broadcast on Manx Radio.

Language: English

Extent: 25 min. 10 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0053/30

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