The Collier Lad’s Dream

Imagine you’re about 10 years old. You’re a miner, a breakers boy somewhere in the North East. It’s the early 1900’s… your reality is cold and harsh, but you dream of adventure and travelling the high seas…


  1. Reminds me of the story of my husband’s great grandfather, a young miner who got a job on a ship to the US. The first chance he had he jumped ship and ran at risk of being captured and brought back in chains. He was faster than the guys looking for him.