The Daily Poem: On seeing the back of a Yorkshire miner

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The Independent Online
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Diana Brazier lives in Leeds and enjoys writing poetry on local matters. This poem was written in sympathy for the miners of this century. Uncle Jack, like many Yorkshire miners in the 1930s, did not wash his back because he believed that this would weaken it.