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The Seacoalers Of Hartlepool: The Moon Miners

by | 10th, February 2011

FOLLOWING the recent stormy weather the North Sea, a thick layer of coal from former mine workings and undersea coal seams has formed on the beaches of Hartlepool.

The diggers mine over 300 tons in a week. The oil sells for between ten and sixteen pounds a ton. That’s not too shabby. The seacoalers are at the whim of the moon, mining as the tide recedes. The coal is raked into piles and then collected with spades and piled onto the back of Land Rovers.



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