Daily Herald Photograph: Ashington Colliery training scheme for pit boys

Made:
1942-05-27 in Ashington
photographer:
James Jarché
maker:
Weekly Illustrated/Illustrated

One photograph showing a trainee in the training gallery at Ashington Colliery traiing scheme for pit boys. Caption on back reads: 'At Ashington Colliery, Northumberland, a year-old training scheme for pit-boys has met with great success. They are given intensive instruction in such things as mining machinery, underground working methods, safety lamps, ventilation, first aid, mining history, and even citizenship. In the pit is a special training gallery. The instructors are miners with years of experience at the coal face. These pictures show a lecture in timbering, one of the pupils, and a lesson in the training gallery. Over 200 boys have already passed'. Taken by James Jarche, 27 May 1942. Gelatin silver print.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/15722
Measurements:
image: 204 mm x 260 mm
type:
photographic print
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford