Hamblins Yorkley Free Mine

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After a new gale (Hamblins Yorkley) was defined in about 1920, the Yorkley Seam (Pennant Group) was worked by the Hamblin family. The mine is currently (2002) owned by John Hine, who is using it as a training area for those who wish to qualify as free miners by workin underground for the reqiured year and a day. A number of other free mines have been worked at various times in Wimberry Slade, and some evidence of these remains. Good. A typical Forest free mine, with corrugated iron shed and drift mine entrance, complete with tramway tracks. (May 2002)

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