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David Prudhoe has often been described as a socialist painter. Nicknamed the 'Castleford Brick painter', the town and its terraced houses were a common theme in his work and 'Miners' is no exception. Here he captures everyday working life in a mining community. People gather around waiting to collect their coal allowance while a housewife hangs out her washing, every aspect of their lives overshadowed by the pit.

National Coal Mining Museum for England


  • Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on board

  • Measurements

    91 x 91 cm

  • Accession number

    YKSMM: 1995.181

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1995

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH England

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