to archaeological oddments
appears that old miners called their workplaces some very strange
things indeed - and often for superstitious reasons.. Here's a
Advertiser, May 31 1873.
No less than four new collieries have
been recently started near Mold,
and it is becoming a serious question how to get labour to work them,
all the men available in the district being already engaged.
The colliery nearest the town on the
north side is named 'Hard Struggle' from the difficulty
experienced in obtaining water to get up steam. Another to the east
side is named "Slap Bang" from
the fact that coal has been found near the surface.
To the south the 'Linger and Die'
company are doing their best to reduce the price of coal and to enhance
that of labour. While to the south east the 'Strip and at it' company are showing
the world how to make the most of it. We hear of numberless other
ventures, but these are the principal.
names: Nimblejack, Beans