Quite a pleasant December day at Nenthead Mines. The landscape was grey and white, it snowed and was damply cold. The Carrs Mine team completed the timbering but could not shift all the rubbish – why? – because the rails in the mine were buried in icestalagmites. We did, however, shift all the new unused timber to Carrs Mine shop. Chris, Will, Pete and Martyn had a cold draughty morning – mine temperatures 4C. Martyn ventured to Hodgsons Shop for more timber and watched wagons getting stuck on Killhope bank.
Anne and Andy cleared off the rocks from the window ledges in The Barracks, and packed them away for winter storage. Sheila and Joyce continued the sort of the Eric Richardson archive and Audrey finished the painting of the Assay House windows. (Yes – that really does mean completed).
Lunch was Mine Strone soup, bread and cheese….and cake provided by The Foreman – thankyou Joyce.
No more Wednesday work days until January 10th (probably) but watch the website for updates.