"This is one of two photos taken from
ds postcards that came from my late aunt's house.
Unfortunately, they have nothing at all written on the back.
My assumptions are that some of the
miners are Flockharts, my grandmother's side of the family.
They were miners in Gilmerton and Newton village.
Could the minimal height of the
winding gear in the background be an indication of where the
photos were taken? I can't say that I've ever seen it
that low before.
The clothes are no help in dating the
photos, nor are the dumb-buffered wooden wagons. I remember
seeing those still in use in the 1960s.
What have the men got on their