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A great collection of old photos

Post by Mrblobby » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 am

From national geographic magazine .

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Re: A great collection of old photos

Post by cyprusmax47 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:45 am

Thanks for posting that link.

Here 2 pics from my collection of old photos

Amiantos asbestos mining...women transporting huge bolders
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Amiantos "girls" extracting asbestos out of the stones... I wonder if they knew how dangerous that was without protection...
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Re: A great collection of old photos

Post by Devil » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:48 am

Mrblobby wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 am
From national geographic magazine .
There has been a lot of controversy over asbestos. I remember when the mines were working, the whole of the area was covered by a pall of dust, right down to the villages. However, that dust was mainly from the serpentine rock, carrying the seams of asbestos, which were 6-10 mm thick i.e. the length of the fibres. There were a number of cases of pneumosilicosis amongst the workers and even in non-workers in the villages but only a handful of cases of asbestosis over the years. It was considered that the fibres were generally too coarse to penetrate the lungs, unlike the Canadian asbestos. That having been said, I don't know how good the diagnoses were.

In my 1952 photos, there are 2 shots at about 8 minutes in of www.youtube.com/watch?v=nap-Dx8P8wk

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Post by WHL » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 am

Poor people,working every minute of the day for a plate of food.... and some refer to them as the good old days.

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Post by Anarita John » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:10 pm

Thanks Devil. Enjoyed watching your very informative video, and Max, for posting your two photos. I used to work in Rochdale and our school was close to Turner Brothers Asbestos works. Many people in the area, some who did not even work at the factory, died from asbestosis. Local mp at the time, Squirrel Smith, denied many times in parliament, that asbestos could be dangerous.

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Post by Dominic » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 pm

I shared your video on our facebook page Devil. :)
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Re: A great collection of old photos

Post by mike strand2 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:24 pm

Anarita John wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:10 pm
. Local mp at the time, Squirrel Smith, denied many times in parliament, that asbestos could be dangerous.
However, HE was!

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Re: A great collection of old photos

Post by Cherry345 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 am

Thank you for posting the pictures, I just watched the video was which brilliant, thank you

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