I noticed today that a coal truck had lost part of its load on Greengate St here in Barrow in Furness.
Not that many years ago people would have appeared seemingly from nowhere with buckets and
carried it off for use in the garden.
But no not nowadays it was just left to be crushed under
the wheels of passing traffic. I sometimes wonder just how many people would actually
know how to light a coal fire in this age of push button central