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    NorthernTeacher
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    Yewbarrow
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    fascinating, mill workers also had their own language and often used sign language of their own because of the noise

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    NorthernTeacher
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    That’s really interesting about mill worker sign language, Jenny. Linguistics has fascinated me since my degree.

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    dixon
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    I remember them all, I was a sparky, not an unusual term for an electrician. My tally was 4084. Use to carry out underground shaft side maintenance on a week end 12 hour nights. Rap ourselves out of the mine with a three…..ten…..at the onsetters station, get on the cage and drop the chain mail gate and rap a one reaching out through the gate. The winding engineman would know it was a last man out signal and would gently apply the power to make sure you had plenty of time. Unforgettable memories, could tell some tales. :-)

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    dixon
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    Witch one :lol:

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    dixon
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    Forgot to enlarge on the signals, three…..men not materials, ten……last man out of the mine, one UP, very important. :lol:

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    gertie
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    What a super picture :good: :rose: and fascinating details … thanks Jane Jenny and Dixon :rose:

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