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HRS 1474 Stemming a hole in face, Quakerhouse Pit 1970s

A hole has been bored into the coal ready for shot-firing. The explosive is pushed in and the hole sealed or stemmed with clay. The miners retreat to a safe distance set down by law and the explosives are then detonated.
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Keywords:ashton-in-makerfield, blasting, coal mining, coal-mining, coalmining, explosives, lancashire, quakerhouse colliery, shot-firing, stemming, wigan

HRS 1474 Stemming a hole in face, Quakerhouse Pit 1970s