Photo: Jim Cooke
Item #: 601
This takes me back.
This is Roy Cooke (cookie) on left, and I think Dave Carey. Two fitters from Agecroft pit. I served my time as a fitter there, and worked with them both.
It is Roy & Dave. Roy was from Hindley & Dave from Swinton. I did 30 days face training with Dave as an apprentice at Agecroft this pic is from when I worked there in the late 80's early 90's as they've both got ear defenders on that we're compulsory at that time.
I worked at agecroft colliery from 1962 till 1965 as a bellman on the bin mine face.it was the steepest face I ever been on something like 1 in 3. when travelling down the face you were almost falling over yourself,it was easier to go up the face.but the camaradarie with the men was brilliant.