Some of you might have heard of the fire at Daw Mill Colliery on friday where over 90 miners were evacuated. My husband was one of these miners who was underground when the fire started (like an inferno was how he described it!!). The mine is subsequently closed now and may not (probably will not) open again. Luckily everyone was evacuated safely thank goodness. Some of the miners there are in their sixtys and will struggle to find employment now. My husband was a contractor so his employment has now finished so he is actively looking for a job and my ESA finished at the beginning of february so nothing will be coming in! We are fortunate that we have savings and can ride things out for a while. I am going to look for some kind of weekend work as I will be looking after my granddaughter for 4 days a week and I couldn't do full time any way. My husband is a worker and I have no doubt that he will find something, no matter what, to keep the roof over our heads.
Take care all. Dee x