Waterloo Pit Exhibition at Hopewell Colliery: Sunday 30 June (Announce)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Saturday, June 15, 2019, 14:37 (130 days ago) @ steven.carter48@btinternet.com

Hi Steven,
re your asking for advice about searching the BNA site, you'll find we've already discussed this on this forum, if you go to the post below it's subsequent follow-ups in the same thread, you should get some pointers. And don't forget the site is free to search, for which you don't need a sub - so with preplanning, when you do actually sign-up for a sub then you should already be well-placed to find the best items without wasting too much time. In general my advice is to use the site's filters to only search our specific area, namely Gloucestershire, but after that be quite general with your search terms - many search engines give the best hits using the "less is more" method, too much search info such as people's specific names often confuses the character recognition software these sites use. eg also search "Lydbrook colliery" rather than "Waterloo colliery" - there are hundreds of different Waterloos around the country, but not many Lydbrooks.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your exhibition, I just wish I could be there too.
atb Jeff

(these links are best viewed by opening in a new tab or window).
http://forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=36876

Another excellent resource which often covers our area, but is entirely free, is the Welsh Newspapers site.
http://forum.forest-of-dean.net/index.php?id=40632

PS I guess you've probably already seent this excellent web page about the pit, written by Ian Pope who used old newspapers etc for much of his information. Are you in contact with him, if not he's definitely worth approaching.
http://lightmoor.co.uk/forestcoal/CoalA%26E.html


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