Three generations of the Carrington family worked at Water Haigh for nearly four decades. Jack Carrington started as a lad in the 1930s attaching tubs of coal to the underground haulage cable, and despite several bad accidents went on to become the Underground Engineer responsible for the conveyors and coal cutting machines. He worked with his father and uncle who had moved to the area from South Yorkshire and later Jack's son John kept up the family tradition when he became a locomotive driver, only leaving the pit after it closed in 1970.
Young Jack Carrington.
Jack Carrington, once an engineer, always an engineer, still at work in 2009.