The pit road near Bishops Close Street by Norman Cornish

The pit road near Bishops Close Street  by Norman Cornish
The pit road near Bishops Close Street by Norman Cornish

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Media: Flo-Master pen and watercolour on newspaper

Size: 24 x 31 cm

Price: £7,500

The pit road near Bishops Close Street  by Norman Cornish

Norman Cornish – Behind the Scenes page 50

An unusual and rare version of the Pit Road immediately around the corner from 33 Bishops Close Street, where Norman lived with his family. This marks the beginning of the Pit Road prior to passing under the railway tunnel out of sight on the right hand side. This may be the only version of this particular section of the Pit Road.

It would appear that this particular work has been likely produced on a section of the Radio Times.

No figures have been included in the composition, but it remains a record of a section of the road walked by thousands of men to Dean and Chapter Colliery and also a shortcut to Low Spennymoor, where the local factories were located. The Dog Track was also further along the road and the location for exercising the Whippets and Greyhounds which featured in so many of the bar scenes.

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