CRICK MINING CO-OPERATIVE
It is easy to be nostalgic and take as romantic view of the life of Crick’s Treacle Miners but theirs was a hard but honest existence. Very little has survived in the way of hard records but a poster from 1872, found in a house in Crick in the 1970’s, showed this to be true. On the poster is a compensation claim for a miner who had sustained injuries; it is remarkable to see the community spirit we take for granted in Crick today existed within the treacle miners from the very beginning.
Whole families retained the knowledge, there was good economic reason to pool their knowledge and resources in a co-operative manner and as numbers expanded the Crick Treacle Mining Company emerged to combine and protect their livelihood.
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