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The Bodens - A typical mining family, 1955
Reprinted in the Telford Journal 1988

In 1955, the father (Joe Boden) worked at Madeley Wood Colliery, along with his five sons, two sons-in-law and two grandsons!


Back row, left to right: Jim Dodd (son-in-law), Henry (son), Ken (grandson), Walter (son), Baden (son), Charles Smallman (son-in-law).

Front row, left to right: Fred (son), Jack (son), Joe (seated, father), Roy (grandson).

The Boden family at Madeley Wood Colliery

Submitted by Dr. I.J.Brown

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