Bobby Kelly

In this interview from 8th September 1980, Bobby Kelly (born June 1895) talks to Andy Gillings about his memories, and in particular working down Laxey Mines as a teenager. Topics covered are listed below.

  • Laxey Mines
  • Working hours and conditions
  • The Agneash and Dumbells Shafts
  • Accidents and drownings
  • 1918-1919 strike over wages
  • 302 Dumbells Shaft
  • Schooling and education
  • Mine Captains
  • Work related accident
  • The Watty Deep Shaft
  • Emigration of mine workers after strike
  • Night shift work
  • Hired horses for ore haulage
  • Horse Level drift


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