I find it interesting how hard previous generations had to work and overcome their situations. I remember a few years ago holiday on the North York moors we took a visit to Bridlington there's a small history museum on the sea front.Brid is famed for it's fishing history. There was the story in there of a fishing boat (no health and safety in 1800s) were miles out to sea the skipper had a bad accident one of his arms completely ripped off . The crew so traumatized by the horror he had to steer the boat back to harbour with one arm. Old photos were up l seem to remember he survived and pictures of him back at seaYes some horrendous events happened during the mining years, many life changing injuries and tragedies occurred.
I can write more derails if anyone is interested …..