A Wigan collier posing for a photo in the 1870s.
A coal tippler in Wigan taken at Douglas Bank Colliery. c1890.
Workers Select Hand Picked Cannel Coal, Wigan, circa 1890
Surface worker at the Douglas Bank Colliery, Wigan, c1890.
On the pit bank at Douglas Bank Colliery, Wigan, c1890.
Pemberton Colliery, Wigan staff c 1890
A Wigan miner kneeling down in a wash day alley, 1891.
Mine rescue practice with the new canvas stretcher at the Mapole Colliery Wigan c 1935
Victoria Colliery, Standish, Wigan Coal & Iron Co Ltd, March 1946
Walker Brothers of Wigan. Indestructible mine fan
This will probably have been the largest version of a heavy duty paddle type centrifugal mining ventilation fan.
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