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jvb
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76 of 77  Thu 7th Jul 2016 12:35pm  
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On 27th Jun 2016 6:54pm, Midland Red said: I thought Bermuda was a village built to house miners of Griff Colliery Oh my
Yes, you are quite right. There wasn't a pit called Bermuda. For more details of the pits in the Griff area see this.
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Norman Conquest
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77 of 77  Thu 7th Jul 2016 2:39pm  
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Very interesting post and enjoyed reading about the Griff coalmines and the local canals. I was shot firer at Newdigate colliery and during training I went down Griff to see how slate coal was blown. A much harder coal than the two yard and rider that we were mining at Newdigate. The Griff hard coal was reduced down and blown into the Electricity Boards boilers as that was the best way of burning it. I don't think that Francis Newdigate ever owned Newdigate colliery but it was on his land and he received a pay out for each ton of coal brought to the surface. In the link above a couple of shots are of Newdigate waggons that ended up in the canal. The boat waiting to get through is heavily loaded and the boatmen would say that "The sparrows are drinking off the gun'alls"
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