Miners on way to the pithead baths after a shift at Ashington (New Moor) Colliery in Northumberland

Miners on way to the pithead baths after a shift at Ashington (New Moor) Colliery in Northumberland

Pit Ponies worked in underground coal mines worldwide between the 1750 and 1999. When laws were passed prohibiting the use of women and small children as laborers in coal mines, the industry was in desperate need of more workers. The idea of Pit Ponies caught on in a big way by 1842, and by 1913, it is estimated that there were 70,000 Pit Ponies working in the United Kingdom alone. Read about the Pit Ponies in my blog today! https://stargazermercantile.com/pit-ponies-working-in-a-coal-mine/

A young Welsh miner sitting in a mine, feeding a pit pony. Reminds me of my dad whose first job was down the mine as a blacksmith shoeing the ponies.

This pic of a few coal miners is economical because mining was one of the few ways to earn money during the Great Depression, and it rose in popularity in this time

Soft coal miners return to work . miners stand in the elevator cage - Pennsylvania

UK April 1947 | Coal miners coming up from the depths in the old Ty Trist mine

Coal miners coming up from the gloomy depths of the old Ty Trist colliery, Wales, April

Two coal miners with their head lamps shining prepare to start their shift and get ready to enter the lift cage to go underground at Horden Colliery, County Durham in 1966. The miners endured harsh conditions working below ground extracting coal

Amazing pictures give rare glimpse of 1960s mining communities

Two coal miners with their head lamps shining prepare to start their shift and get ready to enter the lift cage to go underground at Horden Colliery, County Durham in The miners endured harsh conditions working below ground extracting coal

Bildergebnis für bird miners air cage

Bildergebnis für bird miners air cage

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