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Colliery Lasses / Pit Brow Girls


Pit Brow Girls, Maypole Colliery, Abram, May 1949.
Pit Brow Girls, Maypole Colliery, Abram, May 1949.
Photo: Harry Pennington
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Pit Brow Girls, Maypole Colliery, Abram, May 1949.

My mother Alice Pennington is third on the left on the back row, with my aunt, Mary Adamson on her own, who was baths attendant.

Comment by: Albert Edward Short on 2nd March 2011 at 19:27

I worked on the pit brow with these ladies, in 1949-50, together with Billy Macfarlane, he played for Leigh R L club at the time. Billy used to plague the lives out of them. One day they chased him all over the screens but they never caught him. He used to scare me to death, the antics he used to get up to. The girls worked very hard.in a harse environment, but they were always happy and cheerful,a great bunch of ladies. In winter it was extremely cold. I think this is why they all had lovely complextions

Comment by: enid bradburn on 24th December 2011 at 23:27

would the lady secon anyone knowd row down with the check scarf on be elsie bradburn anyone know

Comment by: Lesley Duffy on 3rd August 2014 at 01:38

Doris barrow is 3rd from the left, my grandma worked at this mill , Sarah git toes known aes sally.

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