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© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Coal Mining Museum for England

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David Prudhoe has often been described as a socialist painter. Nicknamed the 'Castleford Brick painter', the town and its terraced houses were a common theme in his work and 'Miners' is no exception. Here he captures everyday working life in a mining community. People gather around waiting to collect their coal allowance while a housewife hangs out her washing, every aspect of their lives overshadowed by the pit.

National Coal Mining Museum for England







acrylic on board


H 91 x W 91 cm

Accession number

YKSMM: 1995.181

Acquisition method

purchased, 1995

Work type


National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH England

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