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Brancepeth Colliery, hewer
'A' Pit. Pat Trainer, aged 30, hewing 15" seam. The plank across the roof is 6ft long, 4" wide and 3" thick. The light by the hewer's head is his candle, placed so that the photographer could take aim before igniting flash.
You can see a history of Brancepeth
at the Keys to the Past website.
The Keys to the Past (www.keystothepast.info
) website provides access to a complete record of archaeological and historical sites in County Durham and Northumberland.
Foster, W (Willington)
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