Business Opportunity Of The Day

The steam train enthusiasts should team up with coal-mining enthusiasts. There are bound to be a few near-surface deposits that could be mined by chaps in Victorian clothing, using pit ponies.

Dearieme.

Forest of Dean might be a good start. Maybe Newcastle coast? Sea coal?

Update. So, checking on this. The mine in the Viscount Ridley’s land – not operated by him – cultivates the steam trains as an interesting market…..

8 thoughts on “Business Opportunity Of The Day”

  1. It is one of the markets for this place: Google “New Crofton Colliery,” and best of all, note that it’s just north of Barnsley.

  2. It’s a variant of child minding, Dennis. And the tots get to feed the pit ponies at the end of their shift.

  3. Dennis, Seeker of Knowledge

    It’s a variant of child minding, Dennis. And the tots get to feed the pit ponies at the end of their shift.

    Huh… Well, that seems to at least partially explain today’s Britain.

    Thanks.

  4. bloke in spain said:
    “It’s a variant of child minding, Dennis. And the tots get to feed the pit ponies at the end of their shift.”

    Excellent; that will make next year’s summer holiday much easier.

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