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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 14th May, 2010)


Our pit gear.

Photo: Stewart Parr  (Nikon D90)
Views: 4,967

Comment by: alan on 14th May 2010 at 03:31

A very interesting and clear photo.
Were you a miner, Stewart ?

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 14th May 2010 at 04:38

Quite apart from the subject of the photograph, which is interesting to say the least... the lighting, the exposure, the composition, the overall look and feel is simply amazing.

Comment by: Stew Parr on 14th May 2010 at 10:55

@Alan. Too young to have been a miner, i do however find the history of coal mining a fascinating subject.

@Dennis. They were just begging to have a camera pointed at them.

Comment by: Art on 14th May 2010 at 12:59

The lamps either end are Firemens/Shotfirers lamps. The one in the middle, wrong way round to be certain.
A very good photo!

Comment by: dmh on 14th May 2010 at 14:17

yeah - it's a pretty good snap

Comment by: babs on 14th May 2010 at 15:35

good photo my husband worked in the mines till they closed we still have 2 lamps on our fireplace so it was nice to see them

Comment by: peterp on 14th May 2010 at 20:34

relighter lamps are gr6s on front plate or similar code non relighter have sl on front plate or similar

Comment by: Ron D on 15th May 2010 at 09:17

A story to tell.
By the way some one has left 3 quid on the bench.

Comment by: Steve on 15th May 2010 at 09:27

Now this photo really makes me tired, i used on of these every day and they are very cozy to look at just before you drift off to sleep down that dark dark mine, Yawn oh happy memories, i wonder if Alan P could stand a day down the pit with real men lol.....

Comment by: Britboy on 16th May 2010 at 00:26

A memory jogger for sure!
As an apprentice electrician I had to do some time in the lamp shop, mostly replacing cap lamp leads and looking after the recharging system.
Memories of days long passed.

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 16th May 2010 at 17:17

i HAVE 3 RELIGHTER PIT LAMPS BUT NO STRIKER TO LIGHT THEM. HAS ANYbody got a striker they can let me have

Comment by: Deko on 1st August 2012 at 16:42

just looking at the photo has reminded me to ask if anyone can add any truth to the fact that the Council Refuse Depot, Frog Lane, was closed due to the collapse of an old mine shaft which took with it one of those enormous household skips. I have been told that the area concerned was the site of the old Meadow Pits.

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