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Tanhouse Pit, 'coil scratting'


Subject ID:
2009630_169229
Location:
Churwell
Subject Year:
Copyright:
David Atkinson Archive
Class number:
C00129-C
Tanhouse Pit,
Description:
1893. Image shows many people, men, women and children, gathered at Tanhouse Pit during the strike, or lockout, of 1893. The 17 week miner's strike was a time of great hardship, so these families are 'coil scratting' - collecting pieces of coal for their fires at home. In the distance Snittles Bridge is visible and the Leeds-Manchester railway line. Photographs from the David Atkinson Archive.

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