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Did you know the largest working salt mine in Britain is at Winsford? Worked since 1844, for a period between 1892 and 1928 it closed, unable to compete with neighboring mines, but when they hit difficulties Winsford’s mine reopened. It uses the world’s largest underground digger, weighing in at 130 tonnes, and over the years has cut 135 miles of tunnels beneath the Cheshire countryside, yielding 1,000,000 tonnes of salt annually: and still local councils never seem to have enough rock salt. A disused part of the mine, by the way, houses part of the National Archive and other important records.

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Ernest Bevin

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Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone - John Maynard Keynes
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Scilly Naval Disaster – 2000 Drown - 1707, First Plastic Surgery in Britain - 1814, Blantyre Mining Disaster - 1877, Crippen convicted at Old Bailey - 1910, George Blake Escapes from Wormwood Scrubs - 1966
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