About: Pit Ponies
What a horrible life for a pony.
Poor willie gem the pit pony died (great book BTW)
I remember them and when they took them out of slope for good.Pitiful treatment for a loyal animal. Yes I understand making a living.
tempo muito deficio para os trabalhadores da mineração na época para os homens também para os animais cavalo e burro puxando os carrinhos de minério de ferro
Poor pony’s thare probably broken
Did they all get sent to the slaughterhouse afterwards?
The photo at the start is called wallace
"Replacing women and children..."? Act of 1842 banned women and children from working in coal mines. No womans 'libber' ever fought to have this repealed. They only wanted 'good' equality. I worked with pit ponies. They were great and they were well looked after mostly. Stables were dry and well lit, with good grooming and food. There are many ridiculous myths about pit ponies.
shame this makes you wanna cry these ponys never saw green grass,lived in the mines and worked all there life even got buried in the mines 😢
What you can see in these photos is the miners' affection for their hard working pony colleagues.
The music to this video is available for download from the following linkhttp://gordoncarter.bandcamp.com/
i ended up at ellington and never thought i would miss the pit, but every job since has been shit, low wages at home good money away home but none of them have lasted,,
326 looks like the back winning at eccles colliery, i doubt it is but it made me think about doing my pit training at eccles,,
This is such a beautiful song and the pictures really tell the story of the Pit Ponies. I am linking to this video in one of my stories - Ulla Bird and the Pit Ponies.
Ulla Bird is a canary and it's an educational story for children. Thank for posting this video.