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All in a Days Work

By widtink
Moira got me thinking after my last upload, so this is a dedication to all the Miners who died trying to feed their families. Getting near the end of this wee series now Smile

Tags: Photo journalism General Black and white

Voters: woolybill1, ErictheViking, johnke and 16 more

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ErictheViking 4 124 102 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 10:45AM
Its images like this Rod that really tell stories simple names on a plaque but put there because a family has suffered the ultimate sacrifice. I recognise some local family names associated with my village in this list, Gourlay, Penman and Shields all families who worked the Wemyss collieries.

For those who don't know WROCHT means worked!

Hope you can end your series on some happiness, for all its hardships there was also some good fun as well.


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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 10:56AM
Yer right there Eric not all doom /gloom by any means the folk loved their communities both inside the pit and above ground. When you work in such dangerous conditions I can imagine the bonds formed being very deep Smile
johnke 4 223 15
8 Apr 2013 11:44AM
Well thank you for the translation but I think that was obvious. Imagine those poor miners and what sort of conditions they must have worked in. I think death and injury must have been common place. Very sad to see this type of image, but well done and thank you for your Narrative, fantastic Rod....John
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 141 15 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 11:50AM
A very poignant image Rod, there for all to remember and not forget, a nice series Rod that I have enjoyed.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Alda Plus
4 70 30 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 12:14PM
Very good, love the mono Grin
Hi Rod, very touching. Are you & Mrs M having your own little comp' for high end texture? Si.
franken Plus
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 12:32PM

Quote:A very poignant image Rod, there for all to remember and not forget, a nice series Rod that I have enjoyed.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


I agree,

ColleenA Plus
5 340 5 Australia
8 Apr 2013 12:37PM
A powerful image that says it all...well done
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
8 Apr 2013 1:27PM
A great image and tribute to those who loved , laughed and lived their lives here Rod !
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 1:42PM
Ha Ha Si , no I don't think I can compete with Auntie Moira she's way better than me GrinGrin

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 2:14PM
Rather ironic I posted this on the day a certain Lady died Smile She certainly killed off loads of communities round the British isles in her time as PM
8 Apr 2013 3:55PM
fine capture, Rod works well in B&W fine detail and clarity has been a grand wee series indeed

NDODS 6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 4:05PM
A sorrowful image Rod, but one that ties in nicely with the rest of the series.

Regards NathanGrin
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 7:14PM
Another super detailed image, good texture and i like your framing using the background.
Well done, Rod.
Darryl. SmileSmile
8 Apr 2013 8:43PM
Rod, pit life was part of my family many moons ago.........very nice to remember a very hard way of life gone and hard as it is for our youngsters trying to struggle there way into the working world, I wonder if they understand the true working foundations of our nation........nice set mate.

nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
9 Apr 2013 1:22AM
A good tribute and well taken shot.

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