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COAL MINERS MINING in YORKSHIRE 1970s SOUTH KIRKBY COLLIERY

South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England circa 1979. Miners coming off their shift. Miner with lamp alight is Frank Hunt, who was the Seam Overman. Miner on extreme right is Bill Allen a Pit official, both men carry a Deputy's Yardstick. (Deputies Stick or Deputies Yard Stick) The name is a yard stick, was cut to 1 yard in length and historically it was used to measure the 1 yard that a miner had to hew as part of his shift in the days before the mechanisation of mining. The deputy stick was a mark of rank within the pit and showed that the owner was a colliery official. Decorated and carved deputy sticks were sometimes given as retirement gifts or as gifts to dignitaries visiting the colliery.<br />
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Coal Miners 1970s coming off their shift. South Kirkby Colliery, Yorkshire
South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England circa 1979. Miners coming off their shift. Miner with lamp alight is Frank Hunt, who was the Seam Overman. Miner on extreme right is Bill Allen a Pit official, both men carry a Deputy's Yardstick. (Deputies Stick or Deputies Yard Stick) The name is a yard stick, was cut to 1 yard in length and historically it was used to measure the 1 yard that a miner had to hew as part of his shift in the days before the mechanisation of mining. The deputy stick was a mark...
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