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And Other Stories of a Ripley Miner..
This charming collection of tales from Ripley miner Keith Staley evokes a world and a way of life that is now lost. From memories of childhood when no policeman was safe, to working life spent down the pits of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, to vacations in the Paris of the fifties, this is a unique history of one worker’s life and of mining in the country.Illustrated with more than 90 photographs, this book will contain many familiar faces for those who have been involved with the mining industry of the area and will bring back fond memories for many, whilst offering others a fascinating glimpse into a vanished world…Ref: 593
About the Author
Keith Staley is a retired miner from the mining town of Ripley in Derbyshire. Since retiring from the pit, he discovered his flair for written expression and has been working to record the history of his own life and that of the changing community. His poems have been published around the world.
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