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Mr Monkey at the Peak District Mining Museum, 11th October

"I think I prefer spacious tunnels"

Mr Monkey walking through Temple Mine Mr Monkey looking up the later mine workings

Temple Mine, a fluorite mine, opened in 1922 then closed three years later because there wasn't that much fluorite. Mr Monkey was led through part of the 1922 workings, then led back to a junction and off into a section tunneled out when the mine was reopened in the 1950s. The later miners had pneumatic drills and dynamite and were able to make their tunnels more spacious.

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