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0sTAILGATE - BIG WILLY AND TOM ON THE EIMCO SHOVEL



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Heh!Heh! As if we had no work to do..!I was busy loading out a full shot ,which had just been fired down in the previous shift.Note the white surveyor's line on the centre of the arches at the top-this line was our only guide to driving a roadway straight underground.

[You can't see through the solid strata to know where you are going you know....!]

The figure 60 on the right side of tom,on the girder,is our paymark,it shows our advance inbye, from the entrance to the roadway junction,where we started to drive in.

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A few yards further into the drivage,and it turned wet as hell,with bad roof conditions.


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Update on 29-4-2019....I was 42 yrs old then!...now approaching 75 yrs,and faaling ti bits! Tom is sadly no longer with us,having passed away a few years ago.R.I.P. Tom.

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*UPDATE* 10-6-2024..I will be 80 yrs old in July, in a few weeks time..and have just been diagnosed with Glaucoma in both eyes...I am now enjoying looking back at my younger self and my old Marra's..before my eyes become so dim I won't be able to see these pics at all.Thanks a lot to Alan Edgar once again for the hard work he has done,keeping these memories alive!! Cheers Marra!! Bill.

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38 minutes ago, HIGH PIT WILMA said:

*UPDATE* 10-6-2024..I will be 80 yrs old in July, in a few weeks time..and have just been diagnosed with Glaucoma in both eyes...I am now enjoying looking back at my younger self and my old Marra's..before my eyes become so dim I won't be able to see these pics at all.Thanks a lot to Alan Edgar once again for the hard work he has done,keeping these memories alive!! Cheers Marra!! Bill.

Good luck Bill - I'm guessing your using eyedrops to treat the glaucoma.

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@HIGH PIT WILMA Glaucoma is a serious illness, HPW, but it doesn’t necessarily have to lead to complete sight loss. You’ll probably need eye drops for the rest of your life and while they can’t cure the Glaucoma or restore what sight you’ve already lost they can prevent further loss of vision so keep using your drops and doing what the doctor tells you!

We also have glaucoma in the family and were recommended to avoid caffeine which can increase the pressure in the eye. Avoid, or at least decrease, your intake of: coffee, tea and chocolate. (Tea has only half the amount of caffeine compared to coffee).

Take real good care of yourself!

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Hi Canny Lass!..many thanks for your kind reassurance and good advice..it is much appreciated!..aye,my Sister is ten years younger than me,and she has had Glaucoma since she was a lot younger..and has had Cataracts removed,and she is still enjoying reasonably good vision,but she has never driven..with me ,and others like me,having to stop driving is like cutting my legs off!!..but I'll get by!!

The medical team at the RVI are magnificent!..aye,aam on two sets of eyedrops morning and night..have to see the team in eight weeks time..I do 't drink coffee,and not much tea ....and I aam a teetotaller ,so hopefully things will stay stable!!

I thought my laptop screen was fading,cos my pit pics are ,or appear ti be,fading..but's it's me gaan bliind ye bugga!!..

Cheers folks,luvly ti hear from ye's again!!

Bill.xx

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@HIGH PIT WILMA There are loads of useful gadgets and equipment available through the RNIB  - Royal National Institute for the Blind (and partially sighted). Have a look at what's available on their Northumberland RNIB site: https://www.rnib.org.uk/sightline-directory/organisations/bid-services-northumberland-867d6c8c-25ac-4997-9fe1-7bdcb6f1edfb/

... or better still, get in touch with them at their Morpeth office:

Address:
Office 3D, Austin House, Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1NS
Phone:
0121 246 6100
Email:
info@bid.org.uk
Web:
https://www.bid.org.uk/locations/northumberland/
 
If you like reading contact the local library about audio books and large-print newspapers.

 

 

 

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