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Pelting the horse driver, Knowl Hill tunnel"

Lane End to Buckley Station sidings tunnel, Buckley


from "An Industrial and Pottery Walk round Buckley", which is in the library.


see entry 1.94 and 1.168 for other versions of this subject


In addition to the thrashing from the workmen, the lads would receive another at home from their father if they were unlucky enough for him to have heard about it!




The tramway leading from Lane End to the old Buckley Station sidings passed through a 80 yd-long tunnel. It was ventilated by 3 shallow shafts. Mischievous lads often threw pebbles on the horse driver as he passed down below. Vigilant workmen invariably chased them. If caught, they thrashed the culprits.

Author: Bentley, James


Year = 1920

Gender = Male

Landscape = Industrial

People = Group

Transport = Streetcar

Work = Heavy Industry

Extra = 1930s

Extra = Visual Arts

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