Douglas Bank Colliery

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Douglas Bank Colliery
Douglas Bank Colliery
Year: 1890
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Item #: 955
On the pit bank at Douglas Bank Colliery, Wigan, c1890.
Source: Personal Collection of John Cadman, Wigan

Comment by: Olivia Wilson on 10th July 2011 at 11:30

This just shows how hard men worked just to get a meal for their family.

Comment by: fred foster on 3rd October 2008 at 10:03

My grandfather worked at this colliery which was also known as Lamb and Moores. It was at the junction of scot lane and woodhouse lane. He told me of an occasion when the undermanager and the fireman were travelling around the pit and the u/manager asked whose working place it was, to be told by the fireman, "mr smith works there" the u/manager retorted, "tell mr smith to take his tools out, he's sacked. There is only one mr. here and that's me!"