Pithead Baths Items

A Colliery Pithead Baths Locker Door

A Colliery Pithead Baths Locker Door. As the collieries various pithead baths were constructed, between the early 1930’s and early 1950’s lockers were incorporated for miners to keep their clothes safe. There were on average 1,000 lockers or more depending on the size of the workforce – 500 clean and 500 dirty lockers, each miner would have one of each ... Read More »

The Marine Colliery Pithead Baths – Opening Ceremonial Plaque

The Marine Colliery Pithead Baths – Opening Ceremonial Plaque. The original opening ceremonial Pithead Baths Plaque. Made from a copper alloy with white lettering inlay. Size of the plaque is 18″ x 24″ inches. Size with the mount is 24″ x 30″ inches. Weight of the plaque is 9kgs, with mount it is 13.7kgs. The Official Opening. On Saturday 4th ... Read More »

N.C.B. Toilet Roll

N.C.B. Toilet Roll. A toilet roll manufactured for the National Coal Board to be used in their colliery pithead baths. Made from thin brown paper. Size 4 1/2″ x 3″ inches. The roll has been scored in a zig-zag pattern along its width for tearing at every 6″ inches and the words “National Coal Board” is printed with black ink ... Read More »

Miners Baths Flip-Flops

Miners Baths Flip-Flops. Made from foam and rubber. Size 11″ x 4″ inches. These flip-flops were issued by the N.C.B in the 1970’s – 80’s to be used while showering to combat the risk of verruca’s and athletes toot. In the 1950’s – 60’s the N.C.B. had introduced the cork and PVC baths slippers. The cork and PVC material was ... Read More »

Miners Baths Slippers

Miners Baths Slippers. Made from cork and PVC. Size 11″ x 4 1/2″ inches. These slippers were issued by the N.C.B in the 1950’s – 60’s to be used while showering to combat the risk of verruca’s and athletes foot. The cork and PVC material was prone to drying-out and splitting, causing cuts and chaffing to the miners feet. In ... Read More »

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish – Modern

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish. Made from a galvanised iron. Size 5″ x 4″ x 2″ inches. This is a newer version from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. They would be hung from a bracket that was on the water pipes just above the shower on and off controls. These dishes were part of a miners personal property, you would ... Read More »

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish – Vintage

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish. Made from a galvanised iron. Size 5″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″ inches. This is an older version from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. They would be hung from a bracket that was on the water pipes just above the shower on and off controls. These dishes were part of a miners personal property, you ... Read More »

Pithead Baths Soap. (P.H.B.)

Pithead Baths Soap. Bars of pithead baths soap. (P.H.B.). Size 4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ inches. This soap was produced for the collieries and sold in the pit canteens, it came in three different colours (as seen in the main featured image) green, white and pink, the green coloured ones were the most common. These are bigger than ... Read More »

Pithead Baths Soap. (P.H.B.)

Pithead Baths Soap. A bar of pithead baths soap. (P.H.B.). Size 4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ inches. This soap was produced for the collieries and sold in the pit canteens, the bars came in three different colours green, white and pink, the green coloured ones were the most common. These are bigger than normal bars. The canteens also ... Read More »

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