The old mine wheel at Rowanburn. My father started work in the Rowanburn Pit at the age of 14 but left after 6 months underground to work as Kennel Boy for the Duchess of Gloucester at Holmhead.Today's conversation covered a lot to do with the planned coal and gas extraction at Canonbie. We were fortunate that Niall is an expert on mining and he gave us a very good explanation of the proposals and his independent views on the proposed coal and gas extractions. It would do the Canonbie folk a lot of good to listen to his reasoning instead of them listening to people like The Friends of the Earth.
We were so lucky with the weather and we enjoyed a lovely bar lunch in the Cross Keys in front of a super log fire.
We all wish our blog followers a very happy Christmas from The Last of the Summer Wine walkers.