Snowdown, Kent. 1976<br />
Snowdown Colliery miners in the pithead baths. There were two sides the clean and dirty side, a miner had a locker in each, in the dirty side he hung his 'pit black' working clothes. Snowdown was the deepest and hottest colliery in the entire Kent coalfield and was known as ‘Dante’s Inferno’, it closed down in 1987.<br />
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Albert Christian in vest and shorts as his colleagues smokes.<br />
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Caption names thanks to Darran Cowd<br />
Museum & Heritage Manager, Betteshanger Sustainable Parks,
SNOWDOWN COLLIERY KENT 1970S BRITAIN
Snowdown, Kent. 1976
Snowdown Colliery miners in the pithead baths. There were two sides the clean and dirty side, a miner had a locker in each, in the dirty side he hung his 'pit black' working clothes. Snowdown was the deepest and hottest colliery in the entire Kent coalfield and was known as ‘Dante’s Inferno’, it closed down in 1987.

Albert Christian in vest and shorts as his colleagues smokes.

Caption names thanks to Darran Cowd
Museum & Heritage Manager, Betteshanger Sustainable Parks,

Filename: KENT COAL MINERS SNOWDOWN 1970S 2506.jpg
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Date: 19 Feb 2013
Location: Aylesham Kent GBR
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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