MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983
Back to back housing, miner’s free coal delivery. South Kirkby Colliery, Yorkshire. 1979
South Kirkby, Yorkshire. 1979
A free coal delivery, tipped at the ‘back entry’, each household that burnt solid fuel received one ton of loose load delivery every month.
Left for householders to transport it into their own coalhouse. This gave rise to the local youths making a bob or two for themselves by barrowing the coal into storage areas for a couple of shillings. Pit Houses, as they were always known were built in the 1900’s by the pit owners and later...