Tyrolean miners emigrated in the 15/16th century also to England - e.g. Lake District.
https://www.uibk.ac.at/ipoint/news/2015/vorgestellt-im-bergbaudienst-ihrer-majestaet.html.deTyroleans are not Germans... (But also Germans were there ;-) )
OMG its like saying the Welsh are English
We call it "schrämmstollen"In england it is called...... "coffin level" ??
Quote from: Paul Marvin on December 09, 2021, 06:19:16 pmOMG its like saying the Welsh are English Well strictly speaking they are!, unlike the Scots. But let's not go down that exciting avenue!Chris.
We call it "schrämmstollen"In england it is called...... "coffin level" ??HLP_5085.jpg by Lu Pics, auf Flickr H.
There would be another significant advantage to the Crowns of employing a German workforce. The Germans would more than likely to be Protestant whereas the local population may have retained Catholic sympathies. Apart from the locals resenting the miners taking their girls, religion may have been another soorce of fiction.
Another good photo, and it looks like British miners were not alone in their habit of leaving old shoes and clogs behind when they finished working a mine!
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