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WOMEN WORKING IN DEVON'S MINES

 

Women have played a major part in the mining history of Devon -  mainly because they provided a cheap source of hard-working labour who were so glad to have the work, they never protested at the harsh reality of their lives.

 

Fortunately, there now is a website where you can not only read their story but search for your own ancestors.

 

Go to www.balmaiden.co.uk/CornwallDevon.htm

Hopefully, you will find the person you seek - at the very least you will find out what a balmaiden is.

 

 
 
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