Sorting Coal

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Sorting Coal
Sorting Coal
Year: 1890
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Item #: 974
Surface workers sorting and cleaning coal at a Wigan Colliery, c1890.
Source: Personal Collection of John Cadman, Wigan

Comment by: BlackpoolPete on 2nd August 2012 at 10:08

On the River Tyne, workers who levelled the coal cargo on ships were called Trimmers.

Comment by: Art on 7th July 2007 at 21:39

I think rather than sorting coal, It's loading a coal barge.
The tubs obviously come up to the gantry on an endless chain haulage, then into a tippler,which rolls them over 360¬? on to the chute, where the rakers down send the coal into the barge, signified by the T beam. The women in the barge tidy & stack the coal. I believe it's at Douglas Bank Colliery.