Ban asked us to switch off the lights in our hard hats and then proceeded to turn out the only remaining source of light--the carbide lamp
In the 1940s, when I was in my early teens and working underground at Lambley Colliery driving a pit pony, we wore a carbide lamp
on our pit hats.
As a 14-year-old apprentice living in rural North Wales, I was given my uncle's bike fitted with a carbide lamp
to cycle four miles to work.
He remembers times when he could look out of his front door and watch miners with their carbide lamps
making their way up Errington Wood towards the Park and Chaloner ironstone mines.
It set the standard for modern construction back then - 24 guest rooms, a dining room, sewer and irrigation systems, running ice water and was lit with carbide lamps
Poachers would use strong torches or carbide lamps
as they walked the river with a gaff in hand ready for hooking a salmon.