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Hi Ingrid,I have just lost a post which I have spent an hour typing to try and help you! I don't know where it is gone,but never mind,welcome to this excellent forum!

When I worked at Choppington B pit,[also known locally as "the High Pit"],there was a fella who was a pit Deputy called Jacky Lake.

He was a well-liked ,jovial ,stocky fella,and had the appearance of an ex-army Sergeant or similar rank,with the obligatory army tash!!

I think he lived in the High Pit cottages which are still there,and occupied.

If any of the residents are long-standing,or descendants of the original pit families,they would have bound to have known Jacky,cos every knew everybody at that pit,when I started,in 1959.

Hope I have been at least a wee bit of help!

Good luck with your research.

Bill [aka HPW!]

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