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Pitmen brothers at Netherton
 
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Pitmen brothers at Netherton

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These three brothers receiving certificates spent their entire working lives at Netherton Colliery.

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Netherton/Nedderton old photos

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Those were the days when miners had to carry on working as long as they were able to..till health reasons made them retire!

Love the improvisation for a presentation table...two barstools and a well-worn coal-hoose door!

This looks like the 1950's to me,going off their suits,..oh!,and the old type cast-iron based Microphone stand in the background![I would notice that wouldn't I...being a musician..!]

Salt of the Earth,these guys,utmost respect to all of them...I followed in their footsteps,in 1971,for three weeks ,as part of my Deputy's course training,I was along with Dougie Moore,and Norman Smeaton,[Deputies in charge of me],and Bob Cowell was the Safety Officer..aal canny fellas,but mind a didn't care for the Undermanager at the time...Peter L....he treated me as if a was a five year aad kid!

Nivvor mind,Matty Smith was the Deputy's Union official,[Secretary or Chairman..canna mind which,but a smashing natured fella!]

Bob,if ye ivvor see these pics,a kept me word in your office..never forgot to this day how you helped me!

Thanks to Bob,and also to Carole for posting these great pics.!

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