Bobby Kelly

Interviews

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  • Interview with Mr Bobby Kelly

    In this interview from 8th September 1980, Bobby Kelly (born June 1895) talks to Andy Gillings about his memories, and in particular working down Laxey Mines as a teenager. Topics covered are listed below.

    Laxey Mines
    Working hours and conditions
    The Agneash and Dumbells Shafts
    Accidents and drownings
    1918-1919 strike over wages
    302 Dumbells Shaft
    Schooling and education
    Mine Captains
    Work related accident
    The Watty Deep Shaft
    Emigration of mine workers after strike
    Night shift work
    Hired horses for ore haulage
    Horse Level drift


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