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Warning Sign, 1950-1985 (Ref:X.T313.1998.21.0)

This sign was displayed near to the cage where miners would ride down into the mine. It would have been used from around 1950 to 1985. Contraband was a general term used for cigarettes, pipes, lighters and any other items that were banned from the mine. It was a dismissable offence to carry contraband into the mine and men were randomly searched before they started their shift at the coalface. Theā€¦