Lead mining in Coedpoeth

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  • #72622
    dagg
    dagg
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    My daughter live in Gatewen village and the house are selling as they are being built.

    #72632

    Maureen Gray
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    Oh shut up Peterthewinger.

    #72638

    Peterthewatcher
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    Maureen my skin is thick enough to be called a winger I have had worse names — if my thread starts making people think before they buy then so be it — if it just saves one person’s life from contacting any disease as a result of past industrial pollution I shall carry on whingeing.

    #72631

    sparky1
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    peterthewatcher;19191 wrote:
    maureen my skin is thick enough to be called a winger i have had worse names — if my thread starts making people think before they buy then so be it — if it just saves one person’s life from contacting any disease as a result of past industrial pollution i shall carry on whingeing.

    you carry on whingeing lol:d

    #72614
    Chris
    Chris
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    @Captain C 19181 wrote:

    The short answer to that is YES. We obtained the records from the NCB and it clearly passes under the proposed site and is the reason the why fields have sunk and that the Straight Mile is no longer flat and has a blind summit sign half way along it.

    Are you sure that is correct. Not about the location but the subsidence you refer to.

    My understanding from those who worked underground is due to the depth of the mines any downwards movement would be insignificant and in any case it is the earth’s crust pushing up that collapses the mines.
    I used to imagine that were loads of tunnels underground from where the coal was removed. The reality is they didn’t shore up the roof behind the machines and the space behind just backfilled naturally as it moved forwards.

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    Captain C
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    I’m very sure that it’s correct and could show photographs ranging back over 40 years that show the fields flat and even Mrs Crewe from the Home Farm (the people who want to build there) commented that she remembers the fields when they were flat. Locals also tell of the Straight Mile not so long ago being flat and not undulating as it does now.
    When the bypass was being built a level ranging test was taken looking across the vale (there is a level set up point at the top of Gresford Church) and it was stated that the Vale had sunk by 6ft since they took the readings in the 30s.

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