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After spending so much time working underground, many miners liked to be outside when they weren't working and enjoyed their gardens or allotments. Read more

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Wacky Wednesday: How Motty the Mole Got his Name

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Did you know that Motty the Mole was named after an old mining artefact? Join Motty and Maurice for this week's Wacky Wednesday to learn about the origin of Motty's name, along with other mining artefacts that you might have seen while working underground! Read more

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Heritage Open Days: Our Line Shaft

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Inside our workshop here at the National Coal Mining Museum is our very own line shaft - a power-driven, rotating shaft that was used for power transmission from the 19th-early 20th century. Steve joins us today to give us a rare glimpse of the line shaft in action! Read more

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