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South Durham Coalfield, England. Miners or pitmen sitting round a brazier waiting to go underground for the night shift. The man in the centre foregound is holding a Davy safety lamp and smoking a clay pipe. At centre right men are in the cage ready to be lowered to the bottom of the pit. On the right, the boys who work the pit ponies chat amongst themselves. Engraving from 'The Graphic' (London, 4 February 1871).

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South Durham Coalfield, England.  Miners or pitmen sitting round a brazier waiting to go underground for the night shift.  The man in the centre foregound is holding a Davy safety lamp and smoking a clay pipe.   At centre right men are in the cage ready to be lowered to the bottom of the pit.  On the right, the boys who work the pit ponies chat amongst themselves.   Engraving from 'The Graphic' (London, 4 February 1871).