Jim Hardwick, in the centre, was one of the dozen or so joiners at Water Haigh.
One of their many tasks was to repair the fleet of wooden high sided wagons
which were used to store coal internally in the colliery yard and to carry it to the
canal side staithe. This photo was taken in the 1960s. The group are standing
in front of a wagon which has been sent to the joinery shops for bad brakes and
oiling. Jim's initials are chalked on the side. On the right of Jim is the head joiner
Harold Watson. On the far left is Bernard Roberts and between him and Jim is
Brian Myers. The man in the suit is Maurice Connell who worked in the sawmill.
(Photos on this page courtesy Rothwell and District Historical Society).