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Old 5th Dec 2015, 16:28
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The SSK

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In the Durham coalfield, the weighman was known as the 'Keeker', a most unpopular man with the miners because it was his judgement as to how much (unremunerated) stone there was in each tub of coal sent to the surface.

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