My Mam has been having a clear out, actually it is an on going clear out, during which she is coming across things that she didn’t know that Dad had or even kept.
Dad was a Blacksmith and worked at Dawdon Colliery he worked 7 days a week and in his spare time he has an allotment (spare time indeed) My Dad is on the right of this photograph.
So Mam happened upon a log book from when Dad started to look after the cages that took the men down the coal mine. She remembers that Dad didn’t sleep for a week when he first took charge of it.
It dates back to 1967, I’d of been 2 years old then, isn’t that a brilliant find. he lists things that don’t mean much to me but I'm sure the miners from Dawdon would understand it.
Something that struck me about it was how neat his hand writing was and also that my handwriting is very similar to it.
It this inspection he states that the bottom door is cracked and that in his opinion it needs replacing.
I know that many of you were following me when we lost my Dad so I thought it would be nice to share this with you all.