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  • n. Plural form of pitman.


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  • Now 90, he's the last survivor of the group that became known as the pitmen painters, their lives recorded in Lee Hall's hit play of that name, now touring Britain in a National Theatre production.

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  • In 1934 the "pitmen" began a Workers 'Education Association course in art appreciation, tutored by local college instructor Robert Lyon.

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  • What binds them is a fierce allegiance to class and pride in being pitmen.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Brief Encounter, The Pitmen Painters

  • At one time these valleys were dotted with coal mines employing many thousands of pitmen.

    Welsh mine flood: families gather in Rhos as rescue effort continues

  • In northern Alabama, pitmen use a tangy white barbecue sauce.

    Smoke Signals: Necessity, mother of sauce

  • Such vindication - too little, too late! it's only a footnote, won't alter our fate and it isn't just pitmen they broke on their wheel everyone in a union is now brought to heel


  • The mine's a museum, a heritage show; come see the pitmen in waxwork tableaux posed at the hewing and posed at their rest, in a replica setting that's deep in the past:


  • Then come the pitmen who fix the omelets, steaks and burgers on the grill.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • Consider also the colliers and pitmen and coal merchants and coal trains, and the men who drive them, and the ships that carry coals — what an army of servants do the machines thus employ!


  • The pitmen from the mines of Newcastle in England had a particularly fierce song about them called "The Blackleg Miner".

    MUA Muse


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