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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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