Bags ready for delivery

The delivery of coal in bags to domestic consumers started in the early 1900ís. This four-wheeled dray with sacks of coal is ready for delivery. Note brakes on rear wheels, hand operated from the driverís seat and candle lit lamps. The background shows no.21 pit and a 12 ton wagon of the Silverdale company. The six sided chimney on a square base is typical of the period.

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