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The numbered board in the lamp house would be used to check the miner's equipment- hard hat, battery pack & light- in and out, and also served as a measure to see if anyone was still inside if there were ever an accident underground.  Photo credits: Aaron Redditt

The numbered board in the lamp house would be used to check the miner's equipment- hard hat, battery pack & light- in and out, and also served as a measure to see if anyone was still inside if there were ever an accident underground. Photo credits: Aaron Redditt

There were more miners strikes in the early 80s due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled  to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miners wife.

There were more miners strikes in the early 80s due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miners wife.

This inspired me because this is exactly what the people living in the valley of ashes must have felt like they were used and abused

This inspired me because this is exactly what the people living in the valley of ashes must have felt like they were used and abused

Primitive Grungy Coal Miner Appalachian by HoneyBeePrintables, $3.00

Primitive Grungy Coal Miner Appalachian Feedsack Feed Sack Logo Printable Digital JPEG Instant Download For Pillows,Framed Prints,Labels

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 1984-5. The pit is Abercynon Colliery South Wales.

coal~miner quilt... never seen this before, hmm...

coal~miner quilt

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