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POOLE, Granville (1885 - 1962), Past-President, North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers; Consulting Mining Engineer; Director Coldberry Lead Co., Seghill Lead Mining Co.; Chm. Blanchland Fluor Mines Ltd

Ethical and Empirical Issues Concerning Conditional Treatment of Lead Poisoning from Gold Mining in Nigeria

GUETERBOCK, Paul (Gottlieb Julius) (1886 - 1954), DL; JP Bristol; TA General List (retired); Additional ADC to the Queen since 1952 (to King George VI, 1947–52); Past Pres. Institute of Metals; Member of Council Institution of Mining and Metallurgy; Managing Director Capper Pass & Son, Ltd, Bristol, tin and lead smelters

ALDRIDGE, Leonard (1892 - 1952), Founder and Chairman Anglo-French Consolidated Investment Corp. Ltd; Chm. Mitchell Cotts & Co. Ltd; Chm. or Director of some 50 Cos., constituting Anglo-French-Mitchell Cotts Group covering inter-Empire trading, including shipping, coal, steel, engineering, industrial and base metal mining interests; Director Goodlass Wall & Lead Industries Ltd, Natal Navigation Colleries & Estate Co. Ltd, Transvaal Navigation Collieries & Estate Co. Ltd, etc.; a firm believer in British Empire, in which he has travelled extensively; has initiated or taken part in creation of various industrial and other undertakings contributing to strengthening of economic and trade links within the Empire and fostering of relations between the Empire and other countries


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Took place in Britain before the Roman invasion and archaeological remains of mining occur in the Mendip Hills in Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, the Pennines, and Wales. Demand for lead grew during the Roman occupation when the metal was used for various purposes including making water‐pipes. Lead‐mining continued after the Romans left. Lead was used for many purposes such as roofing churches and castles, fixing decorative glass in windows, and in the manufacture of pewterware and paint.

Miners secured separate special jurisdictions and regulated their mining activities and social life. These legal privileges remained in being until most of them were superseded by the formation of commercial mining companies during the 16th cent. or later. These organizations became necessary to pay for the equipment needed for extracting ores at greater depths. But mining in Britain became less worthwhile once cheaper supplies of lead from overseas became available and British mining dwindled rapidly in importance after 1850.

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