Pit ponies of the coal mines are easily the most controversial working horses in history.  Here a mining horse posses with his coworkers.  In the 1960s, mechanization eliminated pit ponies altogether.

“Pit ponies of the coal mines are easily the most controversial working horses in history. Here a mining horse poses with his coworkers. In the mechanization eliminated pit ponies altogether.” ~the horse: "ya, im a pit pony. whatcha gonna do?

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.

A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground. Canaries were used in the coal mines, to detect methane gas. If the canary died, the miners knew they had to leave or they would die as well.

Women during the miners strike, Fitzwilliam West Yorkshire

Women during the miners' strike, Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, June 1984 Stock Photo

A small poster from the miners strike of 1984-5. The pit is Abercynon Colliery South Wales.

A small poster from the miners strike of The pit is Abercynon Colliery South Wales.

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