Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ordinary folk ~

~ I think that the recent liberation of the Chilean miners has been an event that tugged at hearts around the world.
Testing for gas ~



MOH's father spent his working life underground mining for coal. A tribute was erected on the top of what was spoils from a mine, this is now the highest point in Nottinghamshire, sadly this tribute, a miner and his lamp has been vandalised, the miner has now lost his lamp, what a shame.
I hate enclosed spaces and therefore could never cope with what these men have lived with day in day out. Bravo to the miners.

Photographs taken in Nottinghamshire, UK. by Blu

6 comments:

Tom Foolery said...

Yes indeed, their freedom made me shed a tear ot two :) TFx

ladyfi said...

My grandfather was a miner in Nottinghamshire, so those photos are very appropriate.

Hurray for the freedom of the miners!

Ken Devine said...

My father in law was a miner in Nottinghamshire too.My claim to fame was to sing to Authur Scargill when he came for a meal at Shepherds restaurant at the height of his involvement with the strike. We were the resident duo.
I can't believe they haven't replaced the lamp. It could easily be welded securely.

mixedabilityME said...

My grandfather was a miner in Durham-special people.

John said...

My father also spent his working life(50 years) underground in Northumberland....very special people.

Pearl said...

It's a difficult and thankless job, and I'm grateful that it is not a job option in Minneapolis.

Pearl