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Thread #48050   Message #3743515
Posted By: GUEST,MikeL2
13-Oct-15 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: who comes from coal miners?
Subject: RE: who comes from coal miners?

My grandfather on my mother's side worked in the pit at Elsecar ( near Barnsley ) in Yorkshire.

He played cornet in the Colliery brass band. My father followed him down the pit for a couple of years but came out and moved over to Cheshire where he worked as an engineer.

Both of them taught me about music and I am now grateful for what they did; though at the time I didn't always enjoy the long hours of practice.