Some of the now derelict buildings and headgear of Magpie LEAD mine. Records date from around 1740, until finally closing in 1954. To help clear water from the workings,,a "SOUGH" or drain was dug for over 2km. to the river WYE using only picks and shovels and took over 8 years to dig..This enabled the main shaft to be deepened to over 200 metres. Many other old mine shafts are common in this area,,but are now capped, for safety.DJ..
great documentation of an importend part of industrial history that feeds millions of people
I live in the Rine-Ruhr-Area we have the same
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Photo taken in Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire, UK
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