Female mine workers at Redding Pit

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1890
Description
View of six women standing on the surface. There is a dusting of snow on the ground. The women are dressed in skirts, shawls, jumpers, blouses and shoes. Pit props, used to support the mine roof where the coal has been removed, are piled on the ground behind them.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1890
Subject notes
Women performed jobs on the surface. Some of the 'pit-heid lassies' were 'pickers', that is they stood beside a moving conveyor belt removing stones from the coal.
Accession number
P12447

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