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'The Dudley: Thirst - The End of a Shift', 1934.

Daykin, Gilbert

'The Dudley: Thirst - The End of a Shift', 1934.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Oil on canvas painting by Gilbert Daykin showing the deputy pasing the waterjack flask (or Dudley) to a miner. As a district official, the deputy wears a waistcoat and trousers. Each miner's Dudley held three pints of water to last the length of the shift. Daykin (1886-1939), a miner himself, was killed in a mining accident.

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