Garswood Hall colliery6 Comments
Photo: Joyce Ainscough
Item #: 25163
Sorry got that wrong, mum Alice Lomax is on the right not the left as I said in last comment. Around 1950s
The lady on the back row looks quite smitten with the chap next to her. Great photo Joyce.
The pit brow ladies were the salt of the earth. For about five,or six months, I worked with them at the Maypole Colliery, Abram. They were all, hard working, happy, decent, girls'.
Wow! Look at my nanna. People today don't know what hardwork is. Look at the colour of their hands. Grafters everyone of them.
my gran was a pit brow lassie, her photo is on this site. I have a book about them & I am sad to say that it says that their jobs were ended when the Pits were nationalised - at the order of the N.U.M.
Hi Maggie. I have just had a look at the website,The Museum of Life, Library Street Wigan. Apparently the last pit brow lassies in the Wigan coalfield, finished in 1966. I thought it was much earlier than that, but that is what it says. I know I worked with them in 1949, at the Maypole pit. The N.C.B. took over, 1st,January,1946.