Senryu #8 Remember

Todays Haiku is really a continuation of my thoughts from yesterday as I walked along Chester’s old industrial area. Although we once lived in Chester my immediate ancestors and beyond lived and worked in the tin mines of Cornwall, the coal mines of Durham and the Ironworks of Cumbria. Their lives were hard, very hard with even young girls working “down in t’ pits!”. They weren’t paid much either and today their contribution to the development of our country is unappreciated and largely forgotten; except in some of our brilliant industrial museums. I have never forgotten them.

Ancestors toil, in
Mills constantly spinning, for
Six pennies a day.

The Two Doctors

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