Members away trip

A few pictures from our visit to nenthead mines Cumbria

Along the level
A rest break
Carved in the past
Special offer 2 for 1
Wooden rails still in place
A ladder from the past
Painting by nature
Original wagon/tub still in the workings

Esk mine powder magazine

Pictures by Eric Duston

Work progressing on the left hand side of the doorway .

Bricks being set into the centre of the wall,on this magazine the wall is three courses of bricks thick .

Colin checking the bricks are level

Work progressing on the right hand side of the door,note the slots for the original wooden floor joists.

Another brick goes into place

A recent internet buy

The following pictures are from a purchase from Ebay I think it may be from a Lancashire boiler.
The level glass is complete and is tapered at one end to allow a perfect seal.
Has any one else any thoughts on this item.

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Mining/quarrying relic

Hope this is of some interest enclosed in this article are some pictures of a copper pricker.
This was given to me by a friend it came from a cottage in Egton bridge,the cottage was called Delves cottage.
The name of the possible owner was Arthur Readman Spencley he was a stone mason in the quarry’s for Egton estate.
The reason that I say “possible” owner is the pricker has J J stamped in to it.
The total length of the pricker  is 65cm or 25.5 inches.
Bellow are some pictures of the pricker.-