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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 Winsfordís mine reopened. It uses the worldís 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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We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same. - Jonathan Swift
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