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Mains Crag Bamfurlong.
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Postcard showing a large piece of Pit Slag? named MAINS CRAG.

Comment by: Albert. on 18th November 2015 at 14:12

Probably had something to do with Mains Colliery, that was at Bamfurlong

Comment by: Carolaen on 18th November 2015 at 18:17

Looks like molten slag which would be from an iron / steelworks rather than a coal mine?

Comment by: G .W. on 19th November 2015 at 05:28

This must be one of the strangest postcards to ever be sent thru the mail.

Comment by: joe on 11th January 2016 at 15:16

looks like a dinosaur !!!!

Comment by: derek on 4th February 2016 at 19:01

I think I know where this was. If its the same one and it looks like it it was like a large cinder. It would be about 6 to 8 feet high and we would play on it. It was near Mains colliery but it was on its own on a grass bank. To get to it we would walk passed Bryn gates Methodists church down to what we called the chapel field, right down to the bottom of the field across a wooden plank / bridge across a ditch, up a grass bank and it was at the top of the bank. This would be around 1960

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