Pit Horses

Pit Horses

Albert Dobson of Carney Street, Boosbeck; Gus Coote and Clarence ‘Clarry’ Ditchburn of Moorsholm¬†leading out the mine horses on August 28th 1959.¬†Because of the height of the ironstone seams, horses as opposed to ponies were employed in the Cleveland District .
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson, with updated information courtesy of Alison Small and Lingdale History (Communigate). Thanks also to Ann Jackson and Janice Walker for the updates.

2 comments to Pit Horses

  • Ann Jackson

    Clary or Clarence Ditchburn was my Dads cousin and lived at Moorsholm. His Mother was Elizabeth Ditchurn nee Shaw

  • Janice Walker

    Clarence was my uncle ,he was married to Mary.My dad was Reginald Ditchburn he left Moorsholm to live with his sister Eva May Stanforth in Leeds

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