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Beamish museum

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these are the canaries used by the miners to test for gas.

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this is the top of the shaft, known as the bank and operated by the banksman who signaled to the engine operator to lift or lower the cage.

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this is beamish second pit. it was moved to the museum. it has no shaft. coals were brought up in tubs which are shown. a big danger to miners was gas and this was tested for by using canaries which are shown.


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