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From: PE THOMAS <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] RE; Victorian occupations
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 13:34:50 +0100 (BST)
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In my husband's (Welsh) family an ancestor in the late 1800's was a pit fireman. The family have always understood that he was the man who placed the explosive devices used for blasting seams etc. and "fired" (ignited) them.
Sam Thomas

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