The Dangers and Hardships of Working in a Coal Mine, Introduction

Fred Caban's stories are of his time in the Stanford Main No. 2 colliery at Paxton from 1947. From a mining family, Fred joined the mines at 16. His submission highlights the dangerous working conditions existing in underground mines.

Fred's have been divided up between the following pages in the navigation, for easier reading. These include the Stanford Main No. 2 Workings, Dangers at the Mine, The Cage, Fred's Career, the Painters and the Miners, and the Miners.  

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Note: Fred's content has been changed as little as possible from the original. His stories contain graphic accounts of mining incidents and some mild language. Reader discretion is advised.

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