Work-wear

Miners Knee Pads

Miners Knee Pads. Made from rubber, foam and with buckled leather straps. These pads are slightly earlier in date with the leather straps, they later made the knee pads with rubber straps. Read More »

Miners Knee Pads

Miners Knee Pads. Made from rubber, foam and with buckled rubber straps. These pads are later in date with the rubber straps, they were initially made with leather straps. Read More »

N.C.B Leather Belt

N.C.B Leather Belt. These official N.C.B. belts were given out free from the stores when needed. This belt was my personal belt issued in 1977. This was my belt from when I first started work at Rose Heyworth Colliery in 1977, it originally had the two small buckled straps for the self rescuer and battery lamp, riveted onto the belt ... Read More »

N.C.B Leather Belt

N.C.B Leather Belt. These official leather belts were given out by the N.C.B. free from the colliery stores. Made from leather. Size 50″ x 3″ inches. This was the wider larger size with the intact small buckled straps for the self rescuer and battery lamp.  Read More »

N.C.B. Laundry Bag & Pin – 1980s

N.C.B. Laundry Bag & Pin. Made from (bag) cotton (pin) stainless steel. Size 26″ x 16″ inches. In 1981 the National Coal Board established the laundry scheme and issued all the workmen with a couple of sets of orange coloured cotton material work-wear. This work-wear consisted of an optional jacket, short sleeved shirt and trousers and a grey vest, or ... Read More »

Miners Gloves

Miners Gloves. Made from cotton and rubber. These gloves came into the industry in the 1980’s to replace the thick leather and cotton gloves. The latter was more popular with the miners as of their ability to protect the hands whereas the new cotton and rubberised gloves (as seen in the featured image) were less effective in protection and not ... Read More »

Miners Workwear – Cotton Jacket N.C.B. Issue

Miners Workwear – Cotton Jacket N.C.B. Issue. Made from heavy duty cotton material with metal popper fasteners. In 1981 the National Coal Board established the laundry scheme and issued all the workmen with a couple of sets of orange coloured cotton material work-wear. This work-wear consisted of an optional jacket, short sleeved shirt and trousers and a grey vest, or ... Read More »

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