Oldham's two key industries, cotton spinning and engineering, relied heavily on coal and there were four large mines in the town in the early 20th century.
- Oil on board Dimensions: 61 x 46 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,933 ( Total: £31,200)
- Acquired in:
Oldham is literally built on coal as well and this painting shows how close the pitheads were to built-up areas.
The Mercury Gallery; Richard Coopman, 1967; private collection; Sotheby's, 2005.
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