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Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 14:16 GMT (UK)  »
Quote from Forfarian:  "That thought crossed my mind too, but Newcastleton is not exactly a hotbed of mining activity."


Not a hot-bed, Forfarian, but the Duke of Buccleuch opened mines in the Canonbie area in the 1770s. Archerbeck, Byreburnfoot and Canonbie Colliery itself were some.

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Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 12:49 GMT (UK)  »
Someone may come forward with a ref to an article or thesis on the subject. Many years ago I obtained some info re Jacobite prisoners who dug the Fenland drainage system in East Anglia. From memory, some stayed on following their release. It's amazing how often someone has written up a subject, however obscure!

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Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 11:19 GMT (UK)  »
Interesting. The Newcastle may be Newcastleton, a tiny village near Canonbie in Scotland.
Cheers,
Bob

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Scotland / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 09:59 GMT (UK)  »
Nobody in particular on this occasion, Ruskie. It's a long story, but any evidence of such movement, plus that of Scottish fishermen who perhaps relocated to Cornwall, would be extremely useful for research purposes.
Cheers,
Bob

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Scotland / Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 09:29 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find out if any Scottish coal miners ever moved to Cornwall to work in the tin mines. I'm particularly interested in those who may have done so during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cheers,
Bob

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Cornwall / Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Monday 23 March 20 14:38 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Skoosh,
That'll keep me quiet while I wait three months for people to stop drinking Corona. I'm more of a Guinness man myself!
Cheers,
Bob

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Cornwall / Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Monday 23 March 20 11:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hello All,
Does anyone have any information showing if Scottish coalminers ever came south to Cornwall to work in the tin mines? I'm particularly interested in movement during the 18th & 19th centuries.
Cheers,
Bob

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The Common Room / Re: The Farmer's Magazine
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 07:13 GMT (UK)  »
I've managed to get a surprisingly good screenshot, so panic over!
Many thanks,
Bob

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The Common Room / The Farmer's Magazine
« on: Monday 02 March 20 19:44 GMT (UK)  »
I'm interested to know if the following is available in print form:

'The Farmer's Magazine' Volume 17 2nd series (published 1848) January to June

I have it as a Google e-book, but need a printed copy, or a quality scan from the original.

Cheers,
Bob

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