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Miner Feeding a Pit Pony

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

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This is a coloured version of a black-and-white photograph called 'Pals' taken by Donald Ottey, AIBP, for the National Coal Board in 1959.

The location shown is Whitwick Colliery near Coalville, Leicestershire. The figure in the photo has the same stance but the artist has portrayed his face differently and it is not a good likeness of the original miner, who was an 18 year old called Mick Gold. The horse was called Neil.

Cefn Coed Colliery Museum





oil on board


H 167.6 x W 134.6 cm

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Acquisition method

transferred from residential flats in Seven Sisters

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Inscription description

T. H. Curry 1959


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Normally on display at

Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

Blaenant Colliery Site, Neath Road, Crynant, Neath, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot) SA10 8SN Wales

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