Sainte Barbe… a saint almost forgotten but still present… It was the patron saint for miners, and the Borinage was buzzing on that day. I speak to you about that because my whole family had, from near or far, a bond with these coal mines which were the first source of work in the region. From my father to my ancestors, they knew the mine, the coal and these slag heaps which still decorate our landscapes today. Jacques Delplan ...
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