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An image of Brotton Lumpsey Mine, the Archive was unsure of the date; Eric Johnson suggested: “Perhaps taken during the general strike of 1926; the three officers on the right with lanyards appear to be Police Officers, the others in different uniforms might be “Specials”. If it is the general strike the two workers on the right near the mine tubs would be called a not very nice name. but why so many officers at Lumpsey?”

We have been advised by Simon Chapman: ”The pump house between the shafts was built in 1908, the main headgear was replaced by steel in 1918, so the picture was taken between these two dates. My guess is 1912.”

Image courtesy of Derick Pearson (also the David Linton Collection and the Pem Holliday Collection); thanks to Eric Johnson and Simon Chapman for the updates.

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