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crabbyob

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Pit Girls
« on: Mar 14, 2019, 01:02:43 PM »
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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2019, 01:48:16 PM »
Burberry has much to answer for...
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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:08:54 PM »
just imagine if your daughters had to do this
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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #3 on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:15:06 PM »
Well at least you can see their faces, unlike those that shuffle around London and other cities nowadays.

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #4 on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:30:48 PM »
Well at least you can see their faces, unlike those that shuffle around London and other cities nowadays.

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:41:26 PM »
Wonder that was taken?
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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:48:40 PM »
Wonder that was taken?
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It looks very much like the winding house & headstocks at the old Wigan Junction Colliery at Bickershaw.

I would think very early 1900s.
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crabbyob

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #7 on: Mar 15, 2019, 12:51:12 PM »
the person who posted it on a miners forum had no idea of where or when
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fortyone

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #8 on: Mar 15, 2019, 01:30:54 PM »
It looks very much like the winding house & headstocks at the old Wigan Junction Colliery at Bickershaw.

I would think very early 1900s.
Either somebody can search t'internet or they are older than they let on with a damned good memory  :)


https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wigan-junction-colliery-pit-brow-lasses-early-1900s-58702151.html?mid=41152&siteID=MRu_ISar6sQ-G67h79iCmQBq1XRRT_ybow&utm_source=LS&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_content=US

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #9 on: Mar 15, 2019, 02:52:51 PM »
Poor blighters, imagine having to do that for a living.

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #10 on: Mar 15, 2019, 02:55:06 PM »
No TV in them days. Tough blokes miners.

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #11 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:08:49 PM »
Either somebody can search t'internet or they are older than they let on with a damned good memory  :)

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wigan-junction-colliery-pit-brow-lasses-early-1900s-58702151.html?mid=41152&siteID=MRu_ISar6sQ-G67h79iCmQBq1XRRT_ybow&utm_source=LS&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_content=US

The photo that crabby posted isn't watermarked 'Alamy' but apart from that it looks like the same one.

Anyway your link shows that I was right when said it looked like Wigan Junction Colliery.
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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #12 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:12:22 PM »
Tough life back then for mine and mill workers  (to name but two) and their families. We are lucky, few of them would have made it to our ages, and if they did even fewer would have pensions or savings.
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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:32:31 PM »
So true GM, & some say bring back the good ole days, not likely.

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Re: Pit Girls
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:34:43 PM »
The photo that crabby posted isn't watermarked 'Alamy' but apart from that it looks like the same one.
Interesting to see that the original was colourised. I remember a portrait photo of one of my grandmothers brothers who was killed in trenches in the great war that had been colourised but not so extensively. It used to hang in the guest bedroom of my parents and was a little spooky. I was sad to find it had gone when we inherited the house.