An people used to call them the good old daysBorn and brought up there, this is what it looked like in the late 1950's. Those two collieries, the Park and the Dare killed 126 men between them, without the numberless who were maimed or suffered from a host of industrial related illnesses. Of my grandfather, father and his six brothers, only one lived to retire.
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Mate lives very near there. For some reason I love the valleys - built with blood, sweat and tears!