Wordless Wednesday: remembering the miners

Frances Colliery Memorial, Dysart Scotland.
Dedicated to the Men and Women Who Wrocht at Frances Colliery from 1873.
This photograph is from the Scottish Mining Website [http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/495.html]

On my mother’s side of the family, there is a long roll-call of miners. Many of them worked at the Frances Colliery – known as “the Dubbie” – in Dysart. I’m fortunate that none of my many mining ancestors seemed to have died “on the job”, but looking at the various death certificates, I’m in no doubt their years down the pit took a toll.

2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: remembering the miners

  1. Thanks. Although conditions have got much better, here in NZ we lost 29 miners only three years ago in a terrible accident at the Pike River mine in the South Island. The official investigations found glaring lapses of safety procedures caused by financial pressures.

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