EX-COAL MINERS have stepped back in time to be snapped for a new photography exhibition.
Photographer Andy Boag created the stark collection to mark the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike by taking former miners back to the collieries they worked at before they were closed after the 1984 strike.
The free display is at the National Coal Mining Museum at Grange Moor.
Andy Boag said: “Many of the sites have been transformed to such an extent that there are no traces of the mines, even to the men who spent much of their working lives there.
“The pictures illustrate how rapidly the physical traces of a once massive industry have all but been erased from the landscape.
“In another 25 years there will be fewer still.”
The Museum is a fitting venue to exhibit the collection of photographs as a number of the museum’s volunteers are former miners and are featured in the display. Web: www.ncm.org.uk