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Paulton Brecon connections
« on: Tuesday 09 May 06 16:52 BST (UK) »
We have found a lot of mining families moving to and from Paulton Somerset and Beaufort Brecon shire in the 1840s does anyone know if there is any connection between the mines in these areas. For example did one company own mines in both areas?
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Re: Paulton Brecon connections
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 May 06 16:39 BST (UK) »
I too have found several family members moving to and from Midsummer Norton and Monmouth.  I went round Radstock local museum recently and saw an advertisement offering free oilskins and other inducements to miners who moved to Wales.

The Somerset coalfields seem to have gone through several bad patches as the coal seams were quite thin.
Somerset:  Blacker, Wilton, Withers, Cox, Cleverley and Cavill
Gloucestershire: Horne

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« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 May 06 17:04 BST (UK) »
Hi AnnieRN,
 :)Many thanks. It sounds like the Radstock Museum deserves a visit can you give instructions of how to find it opening times etc? Do you know which company  had posted the advert?
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 May 06 11:32 BST (UK) »
I am sorry I did not look to see which company was advertising.  The museum is very well done for a small town and has a replica coal seam and a typical miner's cottage.  I recognised a lot of my grandma's ornaments as her father was a coal miner.  It also has a model of radstock co-op one of the first in the area.

It is in Radstock by the old railway line which is now a cycle path. i am not sure of opening times but it has its own web site.  I have lots of relatives who were coal miners but have not found which mines they worked for.  I also have family stories which I have not been able to verify of family members being recruited to work building the Taff vale railway. 

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Somerset:  Blacker, Wilton, Withers, Cox, Cleverley and Cavill
Gloucestershire: Horne


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Re: Paulton Brecon connections
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 May 06 12:12 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Ann I'm putting a post on the Occupations site re transport between coalfields lets see if anyone else comes up with any ideas
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