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1961 Burradon / Weetslade Banner

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The photograph is of the Burradon and Weetslade Branch banner, the banner is draped in black cloth signifying that a lodge member has died following an accident at the colliery. 1961

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Miners Picnics 1960s - 1980s

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Luvly to see these pics,but as an old ex-miner,the term "lodge member" doesn't project the stark,dangerous ,hostile, environment,in which this poor

mineworker sacrificed his life for coal.

I would have rather seen the comment to read "coalminer".

This draping of the banner broadcast the sad loss of a marra to 150,000

people who used to attend the Miner's Picnic in the old days,and sometimes there was more than one banner draped.....

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