Sorting Coal

Work - Mining


Year: 1890         Item #: 974         Views: 7,299         Comments: 2

Sorting Coal

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Surface workers sorting and cleaning coal at a Wigan Colliery, c1890.
Source: Personal Collection of John Cadman, Wigan

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Comments by BlackpoolPete on 2nd August 2012  

On the River Tyne, workers who levelled the coal cargo on ships were called Trimmers.

Comments by Art on 7th July 2007  

I think rather than sorting coal, It's loading a coal barge.
The tubs obviously come up to the gantry on an endless chain haulage, then into a tippler,which rolls them over 360¬? on to the chute, where the rakers down send the coal into the barge, signified by the T beam. The women in the barge tidy & stack the coal. I believe it's at Douglas Bank Colliery.