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This is how it may have looked at the top of one of the shafts at Wallsend Colliery when John Buddle was in charge.

This is how the top of one the shafts may have looked.

On the left hand side of the picture corves are being dried around the a fire.

1. What do you think the banksman at the pithead is doing with the corves?

Sending them down the mine

Unhooking and emptying the coal from the corves into carts or waggons

 

2. What do you think is happening on the right of the picture?

Loading the cart

Hooking or unhooking the corves

Feeding the horses hay

 

3. The corves were made by?

Hewers

Corvers

 

Scroll down if you wish to see which questions you answered incorrectly

 

 

 

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