One man in Northumbria operates a pit all on his own.
Shots of Edward Jacobson walking along the entrance tunnel to his one man coalmine.
Various shots of Mr Jacobson, bare chested but wearing a safety helmet, mining the coal seam with a pickaxe.
He pushes a coal barrow into the pit. The sign over the shaft reads: "Hesleyside Colliery".
He pushes the coal truck back out of the drift and up a short incline. He brings truck to a halt and tips out a load of coal.
N.B. This is an adit mine - a horizontal mine into the side of a hillside.