Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 26th July, 2011)
Astley Green Colliery
Photo: Andrew Fishburn (.)
Mmmmm nice shot Andrew!
It was the way of life for many people, in the years gone bye. Many kids started work in the mines when they were only 11 years old, my father for one. Some people say the good old days, not this one . Im sure the kids of today,dont even know the real deal, do me a favour, tell them the real story, life in hell
The remains of a dead industry which todays children know nothing about so sad
Where my daughter & her family live, which once was a pit district, in Somerset, there is a pit wheel on the main road & a lovely museum nearby. This has a schoolroom & children from the local schools do a project and actually spend an afternoon in the schoolroom. There is a mock up of a tunnel with miners working.
Terrific picture, it brings back many memories. Up to fifty years ago pitheads like this were a familiar feature around here.
Great picture, love the way the rail track leads your eye into the shot.
A black and white photo of this would be amazing.
I've visited here several times and took a lot of photos but none of them were a patch on this superb shot!
Lovely bright picture,well done Andrew.
Why dont they teach children more modern history so they have an idea how their parents,grandparents and gt.grandparents lived..Bring history into the 18th-19th-20th century.I am sure they would be more interested in the subject...I would have been !!