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Alan - Dropped Link and Lamp Fuel
Johnny Templeton - Kames Audio Project

From: Alan
Sent: 15 July 2008
Dropped Link and Lamp Fuel

Hi Fionn
Just looking at the proctor links and both blog and web site down?
Corrected the links it is now a '.com' instead of a '' site.

Was interested to read about lamp fuel.

I use Coleman fuel, it is just like lighter fuel in the way it smells like and behaves just like fuel from the lamp room.

It is easy to obtain especially at the more specialist outdoor shops, it is made for Coleman cooking stoves and lanterns and comes in 500ml tins so will fill a lamp for a week. Well worth a look as it is exactly the same in smell too.Reading through your site with interest, I live in South Wales and worked under ground at Bedwas Deep Navigation.

All the best

From: Johnny Templeton
Sent: 26 June 2008
Kames Audio Project

Hi there
Miners Voices is an award winning voluntary project dedicated to record the living history of our Coalminers and their families for the education of future generations. Using digital recording technology and the internet, it aims to give the men and women who were involved in the Coalmining industry an opportunity to share their life experiences with the wider community.

On 19th November 1957 an underground explosion occurred in the 6ft section of the West Mine at Kames Colliery Muirkirk resulting in the deaths of 17 men. It was one of the last major explosions in the British coal mining industry. Miners Voices have digitally recorded the memories of the miners who were underground in the West Mine on the night of the explosion and who were involved in the rescue and recovery operation that followed. The recordings are now online at:-

Were building a links page for other coalmining and oral history sites and I was wondering if you could send me a brief description of your site and web address to be included in it. I was also wondering if you could include our site on your links page.

Kind regards
Johnny Templeton

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