November Miner of the Month : Paul Francis
Posted on by Anita O'Donovan
Paul began his career at Grimethorpe Colliery in 1974 aged 22, working on the surface with all the mobile plant machinery. He also worked underground in 1989.
"One of my clearest memories is that the surface was always really dusty in the Summer and wallowing in sludge in the Winter. It was heavy, dirty work on the plant machinery. We always had a good team to work with though."
Paul was recommended to the Museum by some of the other Miner Guides and joined the team showing groups around the Underground Tour.
"The best part of the job is meeting and interacting with members of the public."
If you fancy getting kitted out and embarking on a journey 140m beneath the surface, book one of our special underground tours today!
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