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Raby Castle students with Cundey Bark Peeler
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No: 1352   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1951
Raby Castle students with Cundey Bark Peeler

Photographs are courtesy of John Keenleyside, Forres, who took the photograph.

Students from the 1951 three month course at Raby Castle are examining the work of the new Cundey bark peeler on a piece of short pit wood. Student’s names are not recalled.

John remembers ‘The newly arrived Cundey bark peeler to mechanise the peeling of pit props appeared to be a most lethal machine especially with rough barked pine like Corsican. Students with not a hard hat in sight!’
Picture added on 27 November 2012
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I used a Cundy Peeler for Bob Farquhar, no training for me, I was 6 Months left School.
It was indeed a lethal machine! and hard work, the biggest Props were 8FT x 6 Inch Diameter and they had to be peeled Green.

Added by Jimmy Thain on 31 January 2013.
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