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Thread #157256   Message #3710985
Posted By: r.padgett
22-May-15 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Miner's water bottle
Subject: RE: Miner's water bottle
Thanks Andy hope the Dudley connection can be found, my father was a

miner in Barnsley Sth Yorks btw and had snap tin and Dudley and knee

pads made of pit belting ~ have you tried kneeling for any amount of time??

Pit belting came in for lots of uses and chewing tabacco was like

spinach (or not!), but certainly was used at the pit face ~ chewing only quite obviously as smoking was a total NO NO!! methane gas!!

and clogs and old clothes for working ~ vests etc