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Addiewell History

With this fantastic site, you can find out all you want to know about the booming shale industry within the small mining town of Addiewell.

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Addiewell is full of history and with its strong roots within the shale oil mining industry, the brand new website can give you all the information and family history you are looking for.

 Follow the link for full details:

http://www.addiewellheritage.org.uk/index.aspx

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