Coal Picking

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Coal Picking
Coal Picking
Year: 1912
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Item #: 1742
Coal picking during the strike, 1912, at the Pretoria Pit, Atherton.
Source: G. Smith.

Comment by: James Hanson on 20th January 2022 at 23:12

I’m absolutely positive that Pretoria Pit, part of Hulton Collieries, was in Westhoughton, not Atherton.

Comment by: Roz Campbell on 8th April 2017 at 10:23

You should read about the 'Jarrow March' coal strikers walking from Jarrow (in Northumberland area for those that don't know the place) & started off on their way to London for better wages. Well those that do this type of work NEVER got paid much & the kids working down the mine probably got paid even less for doing a full days work. Put all the items about the Coal Miners Strike on your site not just a few places. Newcastle Upon Tyne + Durham were well noted for their coal mines.