Friday, January 5, 2018

bags of coal

the delivery people had a busy day delivering coal to their customers. 


22 comments:

  1. Still using coal. Still remember the smell of burning it in the fifties. Now it is disappeared in the Netherlands.

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  2. Coal? That is long ago I have seen that.

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  3. ...some rural folks use coal here.

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  4. It has been a longtime since I have seen coal burning for heating a house.

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  5. The coalman used to be a regular visitor during my childhood. And before the war my grandfather delivered coal by horse-and-cart in the Kings Cross area of London.

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  6. I remember shoveling coal into the furnace when I was a kid - in Duluth, Minnesota. That would have been in the mid-40s. I would have thought no one used coal anymore. But I was wrong. First time, ever. :) [That may be a bit of an exaggeration]!

    Perhaps this house houses bad kids and these bags were left for them by Santa?

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  7. I didn’t realize coal burning was still a thing. That amount of coal wouldn’t last too long, would it?

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  8. There are fewer and fewer coal delivery men here as most people buy their coal at at petrol station. Nothing beats a roaring fire on a winer's night!

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  9. I think they're going to need a few more bags Bill 😀

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  10. As long as it was the delivery people and not Santa!

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  11. I don't recall it ever being sent around to areas where I lived. Occasionally the oil truck would come in and pump into the reserve tanks for the home's heat.

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  12. Coal delivery! That's a new one for me! I have seen coal chutes on some of the old places I explore and I know there are coal mines around.

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  13. Something we do not see here. A great daily life scene!

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  14. Hello Bill!
    Lovely black white ,street photo!
    We buy coal for our BBQ.
    Have a lovely evening,and a great weekend!
    Dimi...

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  15. I haven't seen coal in years. Didn't know it was still being used to heat homes!

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  16. I didn't realize people still used coal to heat their homes. My dad and grandfather worked in the coal mines for many years, years ago.

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  17. Lovely composition with the black strip on the left!

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  18. Coal? I thought Santa delivered that. (I see others had the same thought. Sorry.) Is peat still used much for heat?

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  19. Hello, It's been a long time since I've seen coal used for heating. I am taking a break from posting on my blog but I will still be visiting/commenting here. We are not able to be out and about during the cold weather and I have nothing new to share! lol Hope you both are enjoying the weekend.

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  20. Coal here Today coal deliveries, yesterday mobile banks. Kind of like going back to the '40s or '50s.

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