turn in

1) All the examples noted are in connection with working the ‘banks’ or coal face in a pit.

1718 five bencks turning in 5s 0d, Farnley

1730 6d for the turning in of every Bank, Swillington

1761 for turning in 2 Banks 2 days work 2s 8d, Tong. Although the exact meaning is unclear it may have referred to preparatory work on the face before coal-getting began.

dates 1718 1730 1761

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