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"Unearthing the Depths: A Glimpse into the Lives of Miners" Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales: Descending into darkness

Background imageMiner Collection: Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894
Tramming with a pit pony at the 278 fathoms main tramming level. Pit ponies were rarely used in Cornwall and until they were introduced at East Pool Mine during the First World War they were unique

Background imageMiner Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales

Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
Two miners, stripped to the waist, working at the coalface in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales

Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
Several coal miners with blackened faces stand in the shaft lift at the end of their shift in a coal mine in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining

Markham Colliery, Mining
A group of miners at Markham Colliery (Markham no.1/4) near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. It was near here, on July 31, 1973

Background imageMiner Collection: Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales

Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales
Two miners, one of them quite young, working in a narrow coal seam in a mine in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageMiner Collection: National coal strike - demands of miners 1912

National coal strike - demands of miners 1912
National coal strike, to secure a minimum wage that lasted from February to early April 1912. This table shows how the wages differ per day in Great Britain and Ireland during 1910, of boys, youths

Background imageMiner Collection: East Pool Mine Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Clearing out ore from landing brace at surface. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageMiner Collection: Arthur Scargill at home near Barnsley, Yorkshire. One of Arthur

Arthur Scargill at home near Barnsley, Yorkshire. One of Arthurs possessions is a clock with a face made of coal. The painting was done by Margaret Burlton

Background imageMiner Collection: Captain Tom Gundry, champion Cornish wrestler. Probably early 1880s

Captain Tom Gundry, champion Cornish wrestler. Probably early 1880s
A studio portrait photograph of the champion Cornish wrestler, Thomas Gundry, wearing a wrestling jacket and two championship sashes

Background imageMiner Collection: Cornish wrestling group, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Around 1900

Cornish wrestling group, Randfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Around 1900
Cornish wrestlers, officials, trophies and prizes pictured outside what appears to be the Transvaal miners sports clubhouse

Background imageMiner Collection: Pednandrea stamps and mine dressing floor at Wheal Sparnon, Redruth, Cornwall. 1865

Pednandrea stamps and mine dressing floor at Wheal Sparnon, Redruth, Cornwall. 1865
The area in the photograph is now covered by Clinton Road, Park Road and Albany Road, Redruth. According to the Ordnance Survey Six Inch map Cornwall LXIII

Background imageMiner Collection: Coal Miner

Coal Miner
A miner pushing a coal truck, 1878. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageMiner Collection: Haulier and assistant, Baldwins Level, South Wales

Haulier and assistant, Baldwins Level, South Wales
A haulier and his assistant, with a pit pony pulling a truck, at Baldwins Clog and Legging Level, near Pontypool, South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A miner riding a journey of drams (coal trucks) at Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales. Date: 1910

Background imageMiner Collection: Humphrey Jennings The Silent Village (1943)

Humphrey Jennings The Silent Village (1943)

Background imageMiner Collection: Richard Arthur (Dicky Nine Lives), Edwyn Vincent (1858-1919)

Richard Arthur (Dicky Nine Lives), Edwyn Vincent (1858-1919)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1887. Primitive style full length portrait of man in mining clothes with Pednandrea Mine in the background of the painting

Background imageMiner Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1892

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1892
Four miners standing in the Cathedral, at South Condurrow mine. In 1897 part of the property was transferred to Camborne School of Mines as the (later) King Edward VII mine

Background imageMiner Collection: Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah

Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah
Quarrying stone for the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMiner Collection: Coal miner filling truck, South Wales mine

Coal miner filling truck, South Wales mine
A coal miner (Billy Hurland) filling a dram (coal truck) at Baldwins Level (nicknamed Clog and Legging) in a coalmine near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1890s

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1890s
Dolcoath Spallers and Bal Maidens. The mine captain, sitting at the front on the right, is believed to be Mr Thomas. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageMiner Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. March 1904

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. March 1904
Drilling at the 375 level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageMiner Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View of Williams shaft headgear built in 1894. Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageMiner Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908
Mill at the 130 level. Miner guiding ore into trolley from above. Carpenters saw hanging from the side of chute framework. Pieces of loose timber standing nearby

Background imageMiner Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. September 1898

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. September 1898
Student setting a fuse using a candle. In 1897 the Camborne School of Metalliferous Mining took over the north-east part of South Condurrow mine for training purposes

Background imageMiner Collection: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Early 1900s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Chappels (engine) shaft at the 406 level. This shows a typical Cornish kibble, with curved sides to prevent snagging, which has been hoisted from below by an air winch

Background imageMiner Collection: England, Northumberland, Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum

England, Northumberland, Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum. Pit Head Winding Gear at the Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum near Ashington - Once a former coal pit

Background imageMiner Collection: Unemployed coal miners demonstrating at Jarrow, England, in 1936

Unemployed coal miners demonstrating at Jarrow, England, in 1936
ENGLAND: COAL MINERS, 1936. Unemployed coal miners demonstrating at Jarrow, England, in 1936

Background imageMiner Collection: Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
A black-faced miner, carrying his small daughter, his wife shielding her face, at Fernhill in the Rhondda. He has just emerged from 292 hours underground in a stay-in miners strike at Fernhill

Background imageMiner Collection: Coal miners

Coal miners relaxing after a shift. This is a coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photographed in May 1987 when Ukraine was still part of the USSR

Background imageMiner Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: Painting by Lesage

Painting by Lesage
Painting by French coal miner Augustin Lesage who was told by the spirits that they would see to it that he became a famous artist

Background imageMiner Collection: Miner statue, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Miner statue, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMiner Collection: 19th-century tin mine, Cornwall

19th-century tin mine, Cornwall. Artwork of miners and walkways at the Botallack Copper and Tin Mine at St Just, Cornwall, England. This mine, under various names, dates back to 1721

Background imageMiner Collection: Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s

Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s
Australian prospectors panning for gold, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMiner Collection: Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s

Leadville, a Colorado boom town, 1870s
Chestnut Street in Leadville, Colorado, during the mining boom, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMiner Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining

Markham Colliery, Mining
Markham Colliery near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. A smiling coal miner stands in front of a production table notice, which states target, and actual outputs

Background imageMiner Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: MOLLY MAGUIRES, 1874. Holding a clandestine meeting during a strike in the Pennsylvania coal fields

MOLLY MAGUIRES, 1874. Holding a clandestine meeting during a strike in the Pennsylvania coal fields. Wood engraving from an American newspaper of 1874

Background imageMiner Collection: Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales

Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales
A miner, stripped to the waist, with a pick resting across his shoulder and a lamp in his hand, in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: Winching men up from the coalface - Wales

Winching men up from the coalface - Wales. Note the Davy lamp hanging off the belt of the man in the centre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMiner Collection: Disused Tin mine, Cornwall

Disused Tin mine, Cornwall
The ruins of a disused Cornish tin mine

Background imageMiner Collection: Morris Minor driving through English village

Morris Minor driving through English village
The modern Morris Miner driving through the village of Bibury, Gloucestershire

Background imageMiner Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
A miner from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of his work shift. A group of cleaner looking miners wait, possibly to start their shift

Background imageMiner Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1892

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1892
The tram road at the 70 fathoms level where the lode has been extensively mined. The hanging wall is fairly secure but three large props of Norway pine support part of the roof

Background imageMiner Collection: View of Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales

View of Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales
View of Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiner Collection: ENGLAND: COAL MINERS. Coal miners at the Tilmanstone mine in Kent, England, early

ENGLAND: COAL MINERS. Coal miners at the Tilmanstone mine in Kent, England, early 20th century

Background imageMiner Collection: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
Two miners working above the bridge at the 170 fathom level. A third miner pushes a tub of ore/rock along the tramway across the bridge. Photographer: John Charles Burrow



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"Unearthing the Depths: A Glimpse into the Lives of Miners" Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales: Descending into darkness, these brave souls embark on a treacherous journey to extract black gold from deep within the earth. Miners working at the coalface, South Wales: Covered in soot and sweat, their unwavering determination fuels their tireless efforts as they chip away at solid rock to provide energy for countless lives. Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894: Amidst rugged cliffs and crashing waves, Cornish miners risk life and limb to harvest valuable minerals that shape industries far beyond their coastal haven. Captain Tom Gundry, champion Cornish wrestler. Probably early 1880s: Strong both underground and above it; this formidable miner showcases his prowess not only in wrestling rings but also amidst the grueling conditions of mining life. Richard Arthur (Dicky Nine Lives), Edwyn Vincent (1858-1919): These names echo through history as tales of resilience and survival; miners who defied death time after time while delving into perilous depths beneath our feet. South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1892: A hive of activity where men toil relentlessly against nature's forces; each swing of their pickaxe brings them closer to uncovering precious minerals that fuel progress. Markham Colliery Mining Disaster - Remembering Tragedy & Heroism: In a somber moment etched forever in memory, we honor those who lost their lives while pursuing an honest day's work deep within the bowels of Mother Earth. Coal miner filling truck, South Wales mine: With muscles strained and lungs filled with dust-laden air, these resilient workers tirelessly load trucks with coal—fueling the world's hunger for energy.