Zed Nelson
Disappearing Britain
Yorkshire miners

Alan Goodwin. Safety Officer.

“We deal with fire, gas, explosions, whatever. We’ve got plenty of new technology, but we still have canaries at the pit for emergencies . They’re warm blooded, same as us, so if there’s carbon monoxide in the air they’ll fall off the perch before we fall down... so it’s a warning for us. They don’t die – they’re resuscitated afterwards.”