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Remembering Kent's coal mining heritage

Twenty five years after the closure of the last pit in Kent, former miners look back at the area's coal mining legacy,

For the miners, life at the colliery was a world full of toil and danger with the threat of accidents and injury.

In a BBC film former Kent miners talk about their memories of working underground including how they came up with a novel way of avoiding the heat by wearing women's briefs.

Credits - Archive courtesy of British Pathe. Stills are by kind permission of Dover Museum.

The Sunshine Corner Coalfields is broadcast on Monday, 18 August at 19:30 BST on BBC One South East and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 18 Aug 2014
  • From the section England