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Pit Brow Lasses

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Newspaper Cutting
Newspaper Cutting
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 34865
UNFORTUNATELY NO INFORMATION ON THE LOCATION OR DATE. APPEARS TO BE SOME SORT OF PRESENTATION. MAYBE RETIREMENT?

Comment by: Allan Hughes on 15th February 2024 at 13:26

In the book Images of Wigan produced by the Wigan Evening Post in 1995 this photo has the caption ‘Little Polly Harrison and her pit brow colleagues were all spruced up for this retirement presentation around 1944 at Mains Colliery, Wigan. Her presentation gift for a lifetime’s hard work at the pit was contained in the parcel she has just received – it was a cardigan!’

Comment by: owd deputy on 16th February 2024 at 00:32

Mains Colliery was in Bamfurlong, not Wigan.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th February 2024 at 13:29

I thought I had seen this photo somewhere. Thank Alan Hughes Ido have the book I think amongst others.

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