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Magpie Mine 3/7

The proximity of other mines often led to disputes, and the Magpie Mine and the Red Soil mine disputed the working of the Bole Vein on which they both lay. In 1833 this led to the deaths of 3 miners from the Red Soil Mine who were suffocated underground when the Magpie miners lit a fire to try to drive out the men from the opposing mine. Three miners were tried for murder, but acquitted. However, it was said afterwards that the Magpie was cursed and it never really prospered thereafter.

Magpie Mine 3/7

The proximity of other mines often led to disputes, and the Magpie Mine and the Red Soil mine disputed the working of the Bole Vein on which they both lay. In 1833 this led to the deaths of 3 miners from the Red Soil Mine who were suffocated underground when the Magpie miners lit a fire to try to drive out the men from the opposing mine. Three miners were tried for murder, but acquitted. However, it was said afterwards that the Magpie was cursed and it never really prospered thereafter.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 7 Jun 2017, 00:28
Really like the high contrast mono treatment, Brian...matches your gristly anecdote.
Brian Walbey: Yes the two go together don't they, thanks very much.
That looks wonderful in black and white.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Michael.
This dark B&W image works very well with the dark history.
Brian Walbey: Yes the two go together don't they, thanks very much.
Exactly as everyone else has said, Brian...your presentation definitely suits the story!
Brian Walbey: Yes the two go together don't they, thanks very much.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2017, 06:10
This is very atmospheric, helped by your b&w treatment Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
Suits b&w well Brian
Brian Walbey: The history seemd to warrant a darkish picture.
The use of black and white really conveys the sense of crumbling old industry Brian. I like it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, it seems I've managed to succeed in my intentions.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jun 2017, 10:18
What an excellent picture to accompany the sad story of murder by negligence. I believe that in modern times, Magpie would have been held accountable.
Brian Walbey: Yes the two go together don't they, thanks very much. No doubt they wouldn't have got away with it these days.
Such detail is visible with in conversion.
Brian Walbey: I just felt this would have more impact in B.& W.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jun 2017, 12:09
a very impressive photo of this oold mine. Where in England are we? In Cornwall?
Brian Walbey: This is on the plateaux above Bakewell in the Peak District, just a few miles from Chatsworth and 5 minutes from the cottage we have stayed in three times that I've featured on here.
looks rather serene now compared to how this was the site of much plotting, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It would have been really dirty and noisy when it was in operation I should think.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2017, 16:02
An interesting story and the the b&w presentation suits such skulduggery.
Brian Walbey: The history seemd to warrant a darkish picture.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jun 2017, 16:37
Brian, this is a fabulous picture, love the B&W so much and those clouds are the cherry on the cake.
Brian Walbey: The history seemd to warrant a darkish picture.
Good treatment, Brian - the kind I'd aim for on a visit smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.

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