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Shot Firer - Mining Memorabilia Made with British Coal

The "Shot Firer" figurine, meticulously crafted by Unity Gifts from authentic British coal, pays homage to the brave individuals who undertook one of the most perilous tasks in the coal mining industry. Measuring 80x125mm, this intricately detailed piece captures the essence of a profession marked by danger and sacrifice.


The figurine depicts a shot firer, a crucial role in coal mining operations responsible for placing explosives, or "shots," to blast coal from the seam deep within the earth. With meticulous attention to detail, Unity Gifts has captured the solemn determination and steely resolve of these unsung heroes.


Crafted from genuine British coal, the figurine not only serves as a stunning piece of craftsmanship but also carries within it the rich history and heritage of the coal mining industry. Each curve and contour of the figurine's form evokes the harsh realities and challenges faced by shot firers in their daily endeavors.


The task of a shot firer was undeniably one of the most dangerous in the pit. Working deep underground, shot firers operated in confined spaces amidst the constant threat of cave-ins, gas leaks, and explosive accidents. Their job required precision, skill, and nerves of steel as they carefully placed the charges to extract coal from the seam.


The inherent risks of the job were compounded by the volatile nature of the materials involved. Shot firers worked with explosives such as dynamite, which, if mishandled or ignited prematurely, could result in catastrophic consequences. Despite the dangers, shot firers persevered, driven by a sense of duty and the knowledge that their work was essential to the functioning of the mine.


As one gazes upon the "Shot Firer" figurine, they are reminded of the courage and sacrifice of those who ventured into the depths of the earth to extract coal. It serves as a poignant tribute to their resilience and unwavering commitment, ensuring that their legacy lives on for generations to come.

Shot Firer - Mining Memorabilia Made with British Coal

SKU: 320
  • 125x80
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