Roughcastle clay mine.
30 Oct 1979
Shot firer drilling the clay face for placing charges. The shot firer is wearing a hard hat with a battery operated light and wellington boots. The drill has a long drill bit to allow the explosive charges to be placed deep in the face.
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The workings dated from the 1930s although fireclay had been mined for much longer in the area. The mine supplied Roughcastle and later Dyson Refractories. Usually the mine was owned by the brickworks. It closed in 1981.
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