Monday, January 03, 2011

Shedworking coal miners

Coal miners might not seem the most likely of workers to enjoy the delights of shedworking but pictured above is a shed interior at a Rhyd-y-car house at the Museum of Welsh Life, furnished as it would have been in 1955. Here's what they say about it:
"Sheds such as these were typical of the area and were used as a living- and work-room allowing the room in the house to be kept as best. Most of the older men were still employed as coal-miners, but young couples, as envisaged here, were beginning to work in factories such as Hoover."
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