Meet the Family – Grandad Jack

Grandad Jack, Patriarch? Fighter? Father? Husband? A traditional miner with a soft spot for his grandson.

It’s bin quite a struggle , workin down the pit for fifty years, but I’ve managed to fight my way into gaining some respect for meself, even if I’ve ad to punch a few heads on the way.  I was lucky in finding a lass like Liz to keep me on the straight and narrow, and in aving daughters like Dot and Doris to look after me .  No son, though ; I’d av liked one , and me two sons-in-law weren’t up to much.  Soft spot for young John, though, awkward little sod as he as bin at times ; perhaps e takes after me in some ways !  Not down the pit, though !  Actin’  and plays and such !