Pithead Baths Items

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. N.C.B. Toilet Roll manufactured for the National Coal Board to be used in their colliery Pit Head 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 ... Read More »

Miners Baths Flip-Flops

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 Foot. In the 1950’s – 60’s the N.C.B. had introduced the Cork and PVC Baths Slippers. The Cork and ... Read More »

Miners Baths Slippers

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 ... Read More »

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish – Modern

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish. 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/off controls. These dishes were part of a miners personal ... Read More »

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish – Vintage

A Pithead Baths Soap Dish. A Pithead Baths Soap Dish. Made from a Galvanised Iron. This is an old version from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. 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 ... Read More »

Pit Head Baths Soap. (P.H.B.)

Pit Head Baths Soap. Pit Head 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 3 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 »

Pit Head Baths Soap. (P.H.B.)

Pit Head Baths Soap. Pit Head 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 3 different colours Green, White and Pink, the Green coloured ones were the most common. These are bigger than normal bars. The canteens also sold ... Read More »

Pit Head Baths Soap. (P.H.B.)

Pit Head Baths Soap. Pit Head 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 3 different colours Green, White and Pink, the Green coloured ones were the most common. These are bigger than normal bars. The canteens also sold ... Read More »

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