Source 5

Drawing of a miner (COAL 13/62)

5. Look at Source 5. This is a drawing of a coal miner.

  • Find:
    • the town
    • the miner
    • a pick-axe
    • factories
  • Does the drawing make mining look like an easy job? Give reasons for your answer
  • The town and the factories all need the coal that the miner is digging. The miner’s hard work means that homes are warm, dinners are cooked and factories work. What is resting on the miner’s back?
  • Without miners what would happen?