Look what we’ve found. How many ex miners have seen one of these?
We couldn’t resist sharing this training manual. It comes from the Culture North Lanarkshire museum.
To see it as a slideshow in its full glory click on the link below
It’s an absolute gem of mining history. It describes all the different methods of roof supports, what they are, how they were used and how they should be withdrawn, complete with drawings. It was first published in 1952 and I must admit, it is an artefact that makes me a little green with envy.
I’m sure all the trainee miners found it as fascinating as I do ;).