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Drill shop

The original drill shop was built in 1926, to the west of Victory Shaft.

 Worn drill steels used by the miners were taken to the drill shop for re-sharpening.    During the shift underground every miner would use a number of drill steels whilst drilling into the hard rock. Drill steels became worn quite quickly and would need to be re-sharpened for future use after every shift.


Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Pat Comber

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