If you use Lucerna regularly, please update any links or bookmarks to go to our new location:

This existing version of Lucerna ( will still be available for a while, but has not been updated since June 2019


Contact us


Slide sets










Slide set: Don't go down the mine, Dad (song: Bamforth & Co., 20 slides, 1910)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1

no image available
Slide 2
A miner leaving home for his work, heard his little boy scream
Slide 3
He went to his bedside, 'O daddy, I've had such a dream'
Slide 4
I dreamt that I saw the pit all on fire
Slide 5
The top of the mine was surrounded by sweethearts and wives
Slide 6
Don't go down the mine, dad, dreams very often come true
Slide 7
Just go and tell my dream to your mates
Slide 8
Dear daddy, don't go down the mine
Slide 9
The miner stood by the side of his son
Slide 10**
It's my living, I can't stay away, for duty, my lad, must be done
Slide 11
Oh! please stay to-day with me, dad
Slide 12
As the miner went to his work, he heard this appeal from his lad
Slide 13
Don't go down the mine, dad
Slide 14
Something is going to happen to-day, dear daddy, don't go down the mine
Slide 15
Whilst waiting his turn with his mates to descend
Slide 16
He returned home again, to his wife and his child
Slide 17

no image available
Slide 18
He thanked God above, for the dream his child had
Slide 19
Don't go down the mine, dad
Slide 20

no image available
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides
Other related organisations

in stock of Lawrence Wright Music Co., 1910

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1911-1914 (item ref. 1751)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Robert Donnelly and Will Geddes (arr. Lawrence Wright), Don't go down in the mine, Dad: a little child's dream (Leicester: Lawrence Wright Music Co., 1910)


20 slides known to exist in private collection

2 slides known to exist in private collection

15 slides in Kirklees Museums and Galleries

Lucerna ID  3003305

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 July 2019

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or images on this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource, Accessed 11 August 2020.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.