taking our culture forward

In this interview from 8th September 1980, Bobby Kelly (born June 1895) talks to Andy Gillings about his memories, and in particular working down Laxey Mines as a teenager. Topics covered are listed below.

  • Laxey Mines
  • Working hours and conditions
  • The Agneash and Dumbells Shafts
  • Accidents and drownings
  • 1918-1919 strike over wages
  • 302 Dumbells Shaft
  • Schooling and education
  • Mine Captains
  • Work related accident
  • The Watty Deep Shaft
  • Emigration of mine workers after strike
  • Night shift work
  • Hired horses for ore haulage
  • Horse Level drift


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