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Norman's latest Pit lads Banner Photo
Posted by mac cummings on February 9, 2018, 7:10 pm
With so many us us having ancestors (and lost ancestors) who worked at the local pits I guess that none of us can rule out that some of the lads shown were related to us. We will never know.
But its an evocative photo which displays tough conditions and poverty.
Its hard for us today to even chance a thought for how bad things were.
And yet our forbears got us here.....!
When I hear today of extreme poverty I tend to hear it from those with expensive piercings, tattoos and Lord help me state of the art, full contract smartphones.....
Thanks for reminding me Norman how privileged I was as a lad to miss out on life's vicissitudes!
Recommended Local History websites.
www.oldtyneside.co.uk www.gatesheadeast.co.uk, www.donmouth.co.uk and www.hebburn.org