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Ian Winstanley's Scrap Book


152
Lyme Pit Screens
Haydock, Lancashire

153
Berwicke Main Colliery
154
Sneyd Colliery Burslem


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Cwmtillery Colliery C.1910


157
The Last Canary
13th. Jan. 1981

Passing out of the pit canary?

The humble canary, centuries old friend of Britain's miners in times of danger, looks like being knocked off his perch by the micro chip revolution.
What's ruffled his feathers is a new experimental gadget designed to replace his job of "sniffing out" lethal carbon monoxide fumes underground.

The National Coal Board has at least two canaries at each of its 219 collieries. They pass out when they smell gas, but are quickly revived by oxygen.

158
Lancashire Women Against Pit Closure Plate
1993

 

163 Washing After Work (Wigan Observer Nov. 1978)


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