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Miners leave the cage for the last time at Murton Colliery, November 1991

Miners leave the cage for the last time at Murton Colliery, November 1991


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Miners leave the cage for the last time at Murton Colliery, November 1991

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Media ID 21481361

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Coal Coal Mining Helmets Miners Protective Clothing Shaft


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Miners leave the cage for the last time at Murton Colliery, November 1991 - a poignant moment captured in this powerful print by NCJ from Memory Lane Prints. The image transports us back to the final days of an era that shaped communities and defined generations. In this snapshot, we witness the end of an industry as miners clad in their helmets and protective clothing emerge from the depths of the coal mine shaft. The year is 1991, and it marks a significant turning point in history as these brave individuals bid farewell to their life's work. Their faces reflect a mix of emotions - pride, resilience, and perhaps even uncertainty about what lies ahead. Each miner carries with them years of dedication and sacrifice that fueled our nation's progress. This photograph serves as a reminder not only of the physical labor endured but also highlights the profound impact mining had on countless families across Britain during this period. It symbolizes both closure and new beginnings; while one chapter closes with Murton Colliery shutting its doors forever, another begins as these miners embark on different paths. NCJ's expertly captured image encapsulates more than just a single moment frozen in time; it preserves an entire era's essence within its frame. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece, let us honor those who dedicated their lives to fueling our industries while acknowledging that their legacy continues to shape our present-day society.

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