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Michael Caswell

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Re: Explosives Expert travels the World
« on: December 07, 2019, 11:22:56 am »
In case you were wondering why F S Casswell listed himself as an 'explosives expert' on his many voyages around the world, it was because he stocked them for the Midsomer Norton mines.

see http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk/article.cfm?id=104718&headline=Bring%20along%20your%20photos%20and%20memories%20this%20weekend&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017

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The shop on the left, with the dark shop front is Casswells, (many will know of the Midsomer Norton branch of Casswells, which recently closed. Casswells stocked the carbide needed for the local coal miners’ carbide lamps. It also stocked explosives for the mines to blast away rock to reach the coal, though the explosives were not kept actually in the store!