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From: Steve <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] RE; Victorian occupations
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2006 14:22:35 +0100
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Hi Janet,

I had a ggggg uncle in County Durham who is described as a Colliery
Fireman on the 1851. I think for it to be a specific job it was the
stoker of the boiler. At that time, if there was a fire at the colliery
it would be, literally, all hands to the pump.

Hope this helps

ClayKing wrote:
> Hi list,
> On this subject I wondered if anyone had the definition for Foundry Fireman.
> I assume this is not a Fireman as we know it( person who puts out fires) but
> suspect he tended the foundry fire to keep things hot?
> Doe's this sound about right?
> Love to hear if any one has come across this before.
> Regards
> Janet, New Zealand
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