'Going Underground' is a tour of the Summerlee Coal Company pithead mine.
This is a recreated 'addit' mine - entered by a slope from ground level - and shows the terrible conditions in which the miners worked.
Damp, fear of gas, extremely cramped, and 14 - 16 hour shifts with no return above ground till the shift ended.
Life expectancy of miners was much reduced.
Coal Mine Slope - Summerlee Museum
Coal Mine - Summerlee Museum
Miner Setting Explosive Charge - in Very Dim Lighting
Coal Miner Showing How Limited Was the Space to Work
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - and are also better resolution.