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The blue lorry on the left is a Commer. The red lorry below is a Bedford. Both based on Ilkeston Mines Rescue Station lorries.





Rocks Samples



Badges and service medals and  Buttons






Tubs and Phones

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Leads to a massive site on artefacts, lamps, photos etc

I need more information. This site started off as Philip's scrap book but it is now expanding. As is so often the case we did not get enough information from Philip while he was alive. I need more information, stories and pictures so that those interested can find out more about the mining industry in the UK, what it was like to be a miner what it was like to live in a mining family, or as in Philip's case a mines rescue family.


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