Photo Gallery 1

 1980's Dawdon

 Thanks to Bobby Defty for sharing many of his photo's from 1980's Dawdon

Alan (Wassy) Sara, Bobby (Smokey) Defty, Grant Lisle & Neil (Pearny) Pearn taking a break in the stockyard

 

Bobby Defty, Grant Lisle & Neil (Stoes) Stoessel on the walk down the slope from the fitting shop.

 

Jimmy Wilkinson, Dennis Moore and Neil Stoessel

 

Davy Webster, Neil Pearn and Geordie Donnelly

 

Martin (Snagger) Snaith, Ian (Dicka) Dixon and Davey Webster

 

Smokey & Snagger

 

Stoes and Wassy with a  "c seam" pit loco

 

Smokey posing with the old school

 

Smokey and his big boy's toys

 

Smokey, Snagger, and Dicka. The ultimate professionals.

 

What a bunch of poseurs. Were summers always this good at Dawdon?

 

Davy Webster in a typical pose, as Mark Simpson looks on bored.

 
 

From left to right. 

Kenny Elliott, Marshall Ayre, Davy Henderson, Newby McCabe, Neil Stoessel, Davy (Spud) Hood & Keith (Binksy) Binks at an Orgreave reunion.

 
 

Snagger on strike duty

 
 

Crowds gather outside of the colliery on the last day of the strike in March 1985. John Murch towers over everyone

 
 

Grant Lisle, Bobby Defty, Alan Sara & Davy (Budsy) Buckley amongst others in Dawdon Welfare.

Last Day of the miners strike March 1985

 
 

Newby McCabe, Keith Binks, Ian Moncur & George Rudkin.

Last Day of the miners strike March 1985

 

Bobby (Locker) Lowery & Neil Stoessel share a beer on the last day of the miners strike March 1985