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Subject:

Re: Treacle Mines

From:

H E Fleming <[log in to unmask]>

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The mining-history list.

Date:

Mon, 5 Jun 2006 15:05:54 +0100

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See  http://www.treacleminer.com/

Hazel Fleming
Newcastle.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: mining-history [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On 
>Behalf Of Peter Mason
>Sent: 05 June 2006 14:59
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Treacle Mines
>
>Did the miners come to a sticky end?  The Tovil treacle  mines 
>near Maidstone were a Victorian creation and even had mythical 
>postcards produced. Pete
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Peter Northover" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: "Pete Mason" <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 2:49 PM
>Subject: Re: Treacle Mines
>
>
>>I too have had my doubts about the veracity of some reports 
>of treacle 
>>mines and wells and attributed the one in Burton Bradstock to our 
>>rector's sense of humour.(I worship in the next parish for which the 
>>rector is also responsible).
>>
>> From the Bride Valley News for August 2005 I have extracted 
>the follwoing:
>>
>> Treacle mine.
>>
>> All is set. We have permission, thanks to an Elizabethan charter 
>> discovered for us by John Packenham-Walsh. We have the mine 
>glistening 
>> with a crude syrupy substance, and we have begun to assemble 
>the bits 
>> of kit we need to process the material. In the interests of keeping 
>> our neighbours sweet (and if they will ever forgive this 
>terrible pun) 
>> I am at pains to point out that the amount of equipment 
>involved is very small.
>> Apparently miniaturization has come to the treacle industry 
>as it has 
>> to every other sphere of life, and what once would have 
>squeezed into 
>> a large building can now be housed in a small room of the 
>kind that we 
>> have set into the tunnel itself. One of these rooms will house the 
>> small amount of equipment, and the other is the site of the 
>treacle intrusion itself.
>>
>> The Burton Bradstock fete is on Thursday the 4th  August, when parts 
>> of the treacle mine will be open for viewing. I have to say parts, 
>> because part of the roof of the tunnel is now held up with props, in 
>> part necessary because of the geological pressure of the treacle. 
>> Anyway, parts will be on view, and there will be a range of treacle 
>> based products on sale. Be there, be sticky. Bob Thorn
>>
>> On the other hand, we are on the Jurassic Coast.
>>
>> Yours,
>> Peter
>>
>> --
>> Dr Peter Northover,
>> Materials Science-Based Archaeology Group, Department of Materials, 
>> University of Oxford Tel +44 (0)1865 283721; Fax +44 (0)1865 841943 
>> Mobile +44 (0)7785 501745 e-mail [log in to unmask]
>> 
>

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