Item #: 1742
Source: G. Smith.
I’m absolutely positive that Pretoria Pit, part of Hulton Collieries, was in Westhoughton, not Atherton.
You should read about the 'Jarrow March' coal strikers walking from Jarrow (in Northumberland area for those that don't know the place) & started off on their way to London for better wages. Well those that do this type of work NEVER got paid much & the kids working down the mine probably got paid even less for doing a full days work. Put all the items about the Coal Miners Strike on your site not just a few places. Newcastle Upon Tyne + Durham were well noted for their coal mines.