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Work-mates 1940

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Work-mates 1940

19 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Rogerson

Maintaining coal production was crucial to the WWII war effort, and as this film testifies pit ponies like Windsor pulled their weight (and more). This charming documentary charts 4-year-old Windsor's transition from a wild Exmoor pony to a pit-savvy tub hauler in a Northumberland colliery. The odd sugar lump and slice of apple help lighten the load and, like his human workmate Tom the 'putter' (Northumbrian word for driver), he has weekends off. Pit ponies continued to be used in coal mining until 1999.

Directed by

Jack Rogerson

Featuring

Jack Rogerson

Genres

Documentary

Tags

Pit ponies

Collection

Coal on Film

Released

1940

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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