St Michael, Madeley, Shropshire
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English weather is very unpredictable. When we arrived at the church we found ourselves in the middle of a thunderstorm - complete with heavy rain and hail. Within minutes the clouds had rolled away and it became a pleasantly sunny afternoon.
The Nine Men of Madeley were miners who died while ascending the Madeley Wood Company's Brick Kiln, known locally as the Lane Pit, on the 27th September 1864. The chain attached to the winding apparatus gave way as the nine were returning from the end of their shift. Of the nine, four were boys under 16.
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