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Pit Prop By Harry Graham
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Luther Lewis bestrides his pits like a colossus. He is feared and hated and grudges go deep. With many pits closed or on short time, Lewis’ Bryn Ebbw collieries are working flat out. All it... More > needs is a spark to cause chaos. Tom Morgan, union man, provides the spark, but it is Dai Crew, overflowing with hatred for Lewis, that strikes the fateful blow. The resultant calamity is quite unlike the popular conception of a mining disaster and many families become embroiled. It is soon known that Lewis is amongst the missing, which engenders many and varied feelings in those waiting to hear about loved ones. Whilst the task of digging out any survivors begins, the disaster provokes everyone – those safe above ground and those trapped in the mine – to start a process of soul searching. For some it is a wake–up call but others seem more than happy to find that they have no soul to search. Behind every face is a story – and behind some faces are ugly secrets that would do much better to stay hid.< Less
Pit Prop By Harry Graham
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Luther Lewis, inflexible and autocratic, bestrides his pits like a colossus. He is feared and hated and grudges go deep. Many pits are closed or on short time and it needs only a spark to create... More > industrial chaos. Tom Morgan, union man, provides the spark, and Dai Crew’s hatred causes the fateful blow to be struck. The resultant calamity is quite unlike the popular conception of a mining disaster and many families become embroiled. Above ground, non-one knows who, if anyone, has survived – and then it becomes known that Lewis himself was one of those below ground at the time of the cave-in. Whilst the task of getting to survivors begins, the disaster provokes all – those safe on the surface and those trapped below – to start a process of soul searching. For some it is a wake-up call - others have no soul to search. Behind every face is a story – and behind many of these faces are ugly secrets that would do better to stay hid.< Less
The Real Price of Coal By Magdalena Meg Garczynska
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Photographs and poems presented in that book tribute to the miners and their families. It is kind of reminder as well - of how hard and dangerous was miners life. Black and white life full of fear,... More > tears, hardship, poverty, hard work, worries and danger. How was real price of coal? -Families fear of their husbands/fathers/sons life -Tousands of victims of mining diasters -Ilness caused by coal dust and hard work in the mines -Environmental problems caused by industrialization /urbanization -Unemployment and poverty problems present days Was it worth it? All photographs showing Hetty Shaft (Hopkinstown), but it is tribute to all miners in Wales and probably in the World. Even if all mines in Wales are closed now, there is still plenty of them in other countries. Some families still living in fear, praying to God and asking for safe come back. We should all remember how big price we pay for coal, which on purpose is also called black gold.< Less
The Real Price of Coal By Magdalena Meg Garczynska
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Photographs and poems presented in that book tribute to the miners and their families. It is kind of reminder as well - of how hard and dangerous was miners life. Black and white life full of fear,... More > tears, hardship, poverty, hard work, worries and danger. How was real price of coal? -Families fear of their husbands/fathers/sons life -Tousands of victims of mining diasters -Ilness caused by coal dust and hard work in the mines -Environmental problems caused by industrialization /urbanization -Unemployment and poverty problems present days Was it worth it? All photographs showing Hetty Shaft (Hopkinstown), but it is tribute to all miners in Wales and probably in the World. Even if all mines in Wales are closed now, there is still plenty of them in other countries. Some families still living in fear, praying to God and asking for safe come back. We should all remember how big price we pay for coal, which on purpose is also called black gold.< Less
Pit Brow Lasses By Dave Lane
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In 1842 the employment of women and children working underground in the UK was forbidden. As a result of this legislation, many families within the coal industry fell upon hard times. One result of... More > this change in the law, was that coal mine owners started to employ females working at the surface of their mines. Thus was born the "Pit Brow Lasses" of the North West UK - particularly in the county of Lancashire. This publication attempts to bring to life those women who toiled at the pit brow (the top of the mine shafts) through articles, press clippings and photographs. These lasses or women were years ahead of their time, insisting on their right to wear what THEY wanted and to conduct their lives as THEY thought fit and decent. This publication is a celebration of their independent spirit, their determination to stand up for their rights, to do what THEY wanted to do. This was quite unique in the Victorian Age in which many of them lived.< Less
Pit Brow Lasses By Dave Lane
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In 1842 the employment of women and children working underground in the UK was forbidden. As a result of this legislation, many families within the coal industry fell upon hard times. One result of... More > this change in the law, was that coal mine owners started to employ females working at the surface of their mines. Thus was born the "Pit Brow Lasses" of the North West UK - particularly in the county of Lancashire. This publication attempts to bring to life those women who toiled at the pit brow (the top of the mine shafts) through articles, press clippings and photographs. These lasses or women were years ahead of their time, insisting on their right to wear what THEY wanted and to conduct their lives as THEY thought fit and decent. This publication is a celebration of their independent spirit, their determination to stand up for their rights, to do what THEY wanted to do. This was quite unique in the Victorian Age in which many of them lived.< Less
Pit Brow Lasses By Dave Lane
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In 1842 the employment of women and children working underground in the UK was forbidden. As a result of this legislation, many families within the coal industry fell upon hard times. One result of... More > this change in the law, was that coal mine owners started to employ females working at the surface of their mines. Thus was born the "Pit Brow Lasses" of the North West UK - particularly in the county of Lancashire. This publication attempts to bring to life those women who toiled at the pit brow (the top of the mine shafts) through articles, press clippings and photographs. These lasses or women were years ahead of their time, insisting on their right to wear what THEY wanted and to conduct their lives as THEY thought fit and decent. This publication is a celebration of their independent spirit, their determination to stand up for their rights, to do what THEY wanted to do. This was quite unique in the Victorian Age in which many of them lived.< Less
Pit Brow Lasses By Dave Lane
eBook (PDF): $4.69
In 1842 the employment of women and children working underground in the UK was forbidden. As a result of this legislation, many families within the coal industry fell upon hard times. One result of... More > this change in the law, was that coal mine owners started to employ females working at the surface of their mines. Thus was born the "Pit Brow Lasses" of the North West UK - particularly in the county of Lancashire. This publication attempts to bring to life those women who toiled at the pit brow (the top of the mine shafts) through articles, press clippings and photographs. These lasses or women were years ahead of their time, insisting on their right to wear what THEY wanted and to conduct their lives as THEY thought fit and decent. This publication is a celebration of their independent spirit, their determination to stand up for their rights, to do what THEY wanted to do. This was quite unique in the Victorian Age in which many of them lived.< Less
Men in Mascara: A Coal Miner's Story By Robert Phipps
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Eager but afraid a young man descends into a bottomless pit, into an unknown future, a future filled with immense joy but also great heart-ache. In this powerful autobiography, Robert Phipps combines... More > both humour and sombreness to depict his years working as a Pit Electrician in Derbyshire in the late 1950s. Spanning two decades he describes his experiences of a time now buried deep in history. From childhood pleasures and young romance to the dark menacing face of the coal mine, Robert encounters perilous danger, tragic deaths and life-changing decisions. He writes about his harrowing time on the coal face but also describes countless moments of laughter and joy in such threatening surroundings and about the circumstances which led to him leaving the mine and starting a new life. This is a moving account of family ties, ever-lasting friendships, and above all human strength and perseverance.< Less
you forever in my heart By Amanda Renyard
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Rose feels trapped with her marriage he not sharing his wages and now he not telling the truth the only way was to run away but it wasn't easy as her brother Charlie tells her and soon she gets drunk... More > and makes a pass at her brother in law Jimmy and soon she has fallen in love with him.< Less