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Asbestos snowballs

From Ian Jenkins
Monday, 4 June 2007

Just thought I would confirm that I was one of the three children makeing asbestos snowballs at the mill site in 1972. I was 12 at the time. Furthermore we also took our toy trucks to play in the white sand until a grown up told us to clear off.

From John Thomas
Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Have you suffered any ill effects from your exposure to the asbestos?

" . . . children were seen throwing "asbestos snowballs" at each other in the yard of the firm's premises at Hangingroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge, in 1972."
Hebweb News, February 2007