Ricky Dearman Been down the mines Tracey Sharman really set up me up in Life.
You have thousands of men, and the ones working on the Pit top used to call the ones going down the mine “Men”.
It was a term that has always stuck with me.
So you had thousands of “Men”, some cannot read or write, and some were the smartest, most intelligent people that you could ever meet.
Yes there were many a laugh, however there was a respect towards one and other, times to mess about and times when you cannot due to the very dangerous environment.