high pit wilma : - My Father, Coal Putter, aged 14-15 years old and hes marra, a Coal Hewer, CHOPPINGTON HIGH PIT c1929-30
My father with his pony,at bait time down Choppington high pit, in an unusually dry place!!
The pit was the wettest in the northeast coalfield,and the roughest conditions,according to the influx of men from other collieries in the area,during the 1960's closure programme!![ they all said the same thing when they went down the first day....."this is just a tetty pit"....!]
Eggy1948 :- Not Bates pit but without this young Coal Putter the High Pit Wilma photos, info & stories in this Album would not exist.