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COAL MINERS MINING in YORKSHIRE 1970s SOUTH KIRKBY COLLIERY

South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England circa 1979.<br />
At the end of a seven hour fifteen minute shift, plus forty five minute Riding Time, South Kirkby Colliery miners return to the surface in The Cage. Miners as a rule were paid more the closer they worked to the coalface. An experienced miner who was an electrician working at the coalface could receive 84 old shilling a shift. Equivalent to approximately £250-00 per week in 2018.
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BRITISH SOCIETY 1970S AND 1980S UK THE WAY WE WERE.
South Kirkby, Yorkshire, England circa 1979.
At the end of a seven hour fifteen minute shift, plus forty five minute Riding Time, South Kirkby Colliery miners return to the surface in The Cage. Miners as a rule were paid more the closer they worked to the coalface. An experienced miner who was an electrician working at the coalface could receive 84 old shilling a shift. Equivalent to approximately £250-00 per week in 2018.

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Source: Homer Sykes
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Credit: Homer Sykes
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