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 you could choose to have sets of orange overalls with shirts and vests instead.
A special room was built inside the baths and you would place one set of dirty work-wear into this bag and it would get sent out to be laundered each week and returned a few days later…..Prior to this you would have to supply and wash your own clothing.