Top bloke and contributor Stevie378 recently commented that a relative was in a local mine rescue team. With that in mind, and especially for his mum, whom I know to be a keen reader of this blog, I’ve dredged the internet and fired up the scanner to bring you some pictures of the proud volunteers who saved many lives. These were men of immense bravery, the first into a dangerous situation, their only consideration the rescue of their workmates. Walsall Wood in particular has a spectacular and honoured history in this respect, and I will return to that in a later post.
I can’t really add much to the original captions on these, so please excuse the brevity.
I thank all those who have sourced these images – Brian Rollins, The Edditor, David F Vodden. Jan Farrow, Walsall Local History Centre. Please, please buy their books and support their tireless, invaluable work.