A few pictures from our visit to nenthead mines Cumbria
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
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.-