Dr Howard G. Awbery joined the British coal mining industry as a fresh faced eighteen year old and emerged thirty years later, battered and bruised but worldlier for the richness of the experience. In the captivating book, 'Me and My Lamp' he recounts stories from those years. Stories of human kindness, national coal strikes, personal injury, a ghostly warning and ecclectic family of miners who made him laugh and cry. As one of the few colliers left who once filled a 'stint' of coal using a shovel and set wooden props to secure the roof, he draws the reader into an underground world that those who never ventured shudder to imagine. However, his world of coal was not a black world at all, for his mining stories depict a bright, colourful world, full of excitement, challenge and amazing people.
Number of Pages: 92 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781784561529 Publication Date:10/12/2014 Listed in:General Publisher:Upfront Publishing