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Pit Brow Lasses   Views: 475
Wigan girls in France   Comments: 1
Photo: Rev David Long   Item #: 29635  
Wigan girls in France
  Another pic from the French book http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6364932w
The caption reads 'Female workers at the Wigan pits, in England, at the off-loading point'. It looks as if they're manhandling full tubs out of the cage which has come up from pit bottom. A heavy job for the lasses.

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Comments by Albert., 12th August 2017  
The tubs are not on rail lines, but on slot landings, large strong smooth metal plates. It definitely would have been an arduous task , manhandling those full tubs.

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