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 of young trainee miners receiving a lecture on timbering at the Ashington Colliery, training 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'. By James Jarche, 27 May 1942. Gelatin silver print. Includes crop marks.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/15728
Measurements:
image: 203 mm x 260 mm
type:
photographic print
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford