Photo-a-Day (Monday, 12th October, 2020)
The nicest photo you have ever posted, Mick.
Mine cars if your posh or pit tubs if your a pit-mon
They do look nice. xxxx
When Ian Macgregor, during the 1984 Miners' Strike, referred to one of these as "a buggy" my dad, an ex miner was incandescent - "It's not a bl**dy buggy! It's a tub!!"
A miners life was blood, sweat and tears , it was a life many lost . It wasn’t Gardeners World ! Trying to soften it with pretty flowers and pictures does not represent the lives they had . Let those that come after see the rawness and truth that it was . Coal powered the industrial revolution, it wasn’t powered by annuals or perennials.
I wonder what the old pit men would think of the pretty flowers in the tubs...they would stare in disbelief at the sight, chewing their 'baccy' and spitting it out!
You can put lipstick on a pig... but it’s still a pig.
Try all you want to disassociate miners with flowers in tubs, but it's a fact that horticulture was a common interest and played a big part in many miners lives.
The saying is "You can put a collar and tie on a pig , but it's still a pig".
I don't think Shevington had a pit.
Something good sometimes comes from something bad, and this is good!!!
Wreathed, weathered and now bound,
Silent empty shells on wheels, once trundled through echoing caverns beneath the ground.
Enfolding jet-black treasure, wrought by force at the face,
Deep within that one- eyed hole, a God forsaken place!
Excellent !! Veronica.Iike that...Your right George horticulture was a big part of some miners lives I can vouch for that.I bet a couple of them would love those tubs in their garden's.
Arthur over time Shevington has had plenty of pits