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Mining camaraderie

Miner’s camaraderie; the same all around the world –

There’s a common thing amongst miners; an intimate level of trust and camaraderie that stems from the reliance each miner has upon his colleagues for safety in one of the world’s hostile and dangerous working environments.

That level of trust extends into the vital equipment that is used every day, essential for safe working conditions and protecting the miners from risk and danger.

Amongst that equipment sits the Oldham miner’s caplamp; trusted to work day-in, day-out with total reliability and supreme performance.

MSN recently shared a collection of pictures illustrating the life in the mining community. Click here to follow the link, which includes a picture of a very young Queen Elizabeth wearing an Oldham lamp at the Rothes coal mine.

Oldham – one of the trusted “essentials” in mining life

 

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