Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
A black-faced miner, carrying his small daughter, his wife shielding her face, at Fernhill in the Rhondda. He has just emerged from 292 hours underground in a 'stay-in' miners' strike at Fernhill Colliery. He is watched by a throng of local people, some smiling and applauding. Policemen can be seen in the background. Date: circa 1936
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Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine
A boy with a harness and chain between his legs drags a heavy coal truck along a low underground passage in a mine at Halifax, Yorkshire. An official investigation in 1842 revealed that children as young as seven were being 'apprenticed' to work in mines, in some cases placed there by workhouses.
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The four-storey structure had a moveable canopy, a safety net to protect the audience, a network of underground tunnels, and floors that could flood for mock sea battles!
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