MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983
SNOWDOWN COLLIERY KENT 1970S BRITAIN
Snowdown, Kent. 1976
Snowdown Colliery, Albert Christian and workmate smoking in the pithead baths. There were two sides the clean and dirty side, a miner had a locker in each, and on 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 finally closed down in 1987
Albert Christian in vest and shorts as his colleagues smokes.