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We believed this image was of miners in Eston Mine. David Richardson came to the rescue telling us: ”Eston Mine in ‘Harry Scott’s Headwess’, about 1925. The men have just finished barring lose ironstone down from the roof in the top left hand corner of the photo. Tommy Seymour is breaking the stone apart with a pick while William Gill is loading the stone into the mine waggon.” Craig Hornby tells us: ”This I can confirm is Eston 1920 and if my memory serves me correct was taken in Park Headways district. ‘Headwess’ is extreme local pronunciation of ‘Headways’ ! The picture is one of a set (drilling/filling/timbering/barring) taken to illustrate an article written by then Eston mine Manager – William Grace – for the ”Iron and Coal Trades Review” magazine. The article was called ‘Stratified Ironstone Mining in Cleveland’.”

Photo courtesy George Pearson; with thanks to David and Craig for the updates.

2 comments to Fillers

  • David Richardson

    Eston Mine in ‘Harry Scott’s Headwess’, about 1925.

    The men have just finished barring lose ironstone down from the roof in the top left hand corner of the photo.

    Tommy Seymour is breaking the stone apart with a pick while William Gill is loading the stone into the mine waggon.

  • Craig Hornby

    This I can confirm is Eston 1920 and if my memory serves me correct was taken in Park Headways district. ‘Headwess’ is extreme local pronunciation of ‘Headways’ !

    The picture is one of a set (drilling/filling/timbering/barring) taken to illustrate an article written by then Eston mine Manager William Grace for the Iron and coal Trades Review magazine. The article was called ‘Stratified Ironstone Mining in Cleveland’.

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