These are examples of the miners' dinner pails, boots and lanterns. Note the earlier examples of round and oval dinner pails. These held hot water in the bottom to keep the food warm. Miners typically took a pasty for their lunch. A pasty is a meat and potato meal that is baked in a piecrust, shaped something like a turn-over.

Visit Pasty Central for ordering a real pasty on-line.

Helmets were important for the miners head protection in the mines. Note the different examples of lighting on each helmet.

Lumbering was and still is a big industry in the area.