Group Of Miners At Williamthorpe Probably Around 1945
My Father Known As 'Danny' Is The Skinny Chap
At The Left End As You Look At It
My name is Bill and I am on a mission. My father, also William, but known as Danny was a coal miner at Williamthorpe (Derbyshire) during the 1940's. He is 90 in November and I am trying to put together a book of his anecdotes from his time as a miner through WW2.
What I would really like is a few images from around that time particularly one involving Pit Ponies as when he started at Williamthorpe he was only about 15 and his first job was with Ponies - but any information about Williamthorpe would be helpful.
If you can't help do you know anyone else who might be able to assist?
I am trying to write a song based on his anecdotes about mining and pit ponies and there are two elements I can't find - the price of coal per ton and the weekly wage of a face worker in 1939/45.
Your website is great, pity I didn't stumble onto it earlier.
Thanks in advance.
The birthday party went very well today Dad didn't suspect anything until he walked into the pub. A few photos from today-including the cake with its coal carving. The picture is a collection of the line drawings from the booklet.
Information about Williamthorpe
Information about Pit Ponies