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Report - Cat Beck/Port Mulgrave Ironstone Mine - November 2010

Horus

Butt Wipe
28DL Full Member
#1
My plan was to do Slapewath mine with an absail of 286ft into an air shaft, unfortunately after speaking with the farmer we have to have a meeting with his son to sign a contract so he won't be responsible incase of an accident, fair enough

So plan B was at hand, we travelled to Cat Beck near the coast, i could'nt find any history on this mine, mines just seem to disappear of any information

Cat Beck

Entrance to the mine was just a little hole in the Hill
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Unfortunately this tunnel only went at a guess 150 Yards to the end, very small disapointing mine
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Port Mulgrave (Plan C)

Again its hard to find the History of this mine but got some little info..
Port Mulgrave was opened in 1873 with a company called Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd they had it to the closure of 1890, one recorded death to this mine was a a boy aged 15 called Benjamin House, the boy was a Driver in the mine and on 02 Jan 1876 he fell before waggons, both legs broken, one amputated

Driver - boys employed to drive the horses, that draw the sledges, rollies and wagons, from the crane to the shaft

Inside the mine at Entrance, 2 shafts leading off one was rail
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there where a lot of these at the side of the tunnel my guess they where pullies for the carts
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The other tunnel was getting very boggy and very narrow, so we decided not to go any further
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Some mining equipment left outside on pier
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This mine was very boggy and messy, i would'nt be in a rush to go again
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Apologies to any blurry pictures, im still learning my camera and never had my mentors Forsaken and goan with me :rolleyes: