The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #100552   Message #3665767
Posted By: Musket
03-Oct-14 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Last pit pony dies
Subject: RE: BS: Last pit pony dies
The tin bath in front of the fire turned into a slightly different routine by my time.

All collieries had pithead baths, and mid morning when they were quiet, lots of old retired men would come to the pit for a shower and then get a cheap dinner in the canteen.

My step father's tin bath had been relegated to being sunk in the garden to stop his mint and sage taking over the herb patch.

My step Dad told me that once after an explosion (nobody hurt badly but thick dust you couldn't see through,) he grabbed a pony's tail as it went past and hung on, knowing the pony had the sense to find fresh air.