Monday, 28 February 2011

As Long As Coal Seams In The Bedrock?


There was such a certainty about those days : as if traditions built over generations would survive as long as coal seams in the bedrock. In a way they did, what we didn't know was what an astonishingly short period of time that was. Try searching for Barrow Pit now? What has happened to the memory of Eddie Clarke's solid features?

3 comments:

Valerie said...

I like the way they bring the kids up the same way.... stikers of the future, maybe. Nice picture, Alan. It tells it's own story.

Chairman Bill said...

Thought it said Harrow at first. Couldn't see the connection between Harrow and coal.

L. D. Burgus said...

Interesting photo. The things they would do to promote loyalty to a mine and a profession. Coal cars cross Iowa on a daily basis to the electricity plants, I don't know where. The empty cars keep moving back across the country to fill up for more. We had plans for two coal burning plants in Iowa until a certain President was elected and they just immediately stopped construction the day after he was elected.