Proud To Be A Coalminer’s Imp

Carl Mydans

This mischievous little cutie really was a coalminer’s daughter in Yorkshire, England in 1952. Employment in coal mines fell from a peak of 1,191,000 in 1920 to 2,000 in 2015.

Add that to the list of sooty jobs I’d never want.

Two miners working in their skivvies on the coal face at Tilmanstone Colliery, Kent. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images per
Photograph taken using a “Sashalite,” one of the first safe photographic flash guns, invented by Sasha. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Have you ever heard of such a thing?

10 thoughts on “Proud To Be A Coalminer’s Imp”

  1. My late father was a coal miner in Nottinghamshire, he survived three mine shaft collapses, and other problems associated with flooding, dynamite, machinery, carbon monoxide, and oxygen flow problems, the lift not working and etc. Horrible life – and it affected his lungs. Nice piece of reminiscence for me.

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