The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100552   Message #2019043
Posted By: Rusty Dobro
07-Apr-07 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Last pit pony dies
Subject: RE: BS: Last pit pony dies
I went down a coal mine near Coventry in the late 1960's with my college economics group - we didn't see any ponies, but there were boys working pushing trucks of coal around in the heat and semi-darkness, wearing shorts and a liberal covering of coal dust. We were about 18 at the time, and they looked quite a bit younger than us.That sort of image stays with you.