Morris miner represents 18th century and the mining heritage of the area. The children developed a whole story about how he found a pot of gold digging whilst digging the gold. Then used it to fund a sailing trip to far away lands. I love how he represents 18th century yet bought flip flops on his travels; I do not know when flip flops were invented.
Morris the Miner
By Matt Black (https://www.matt-black.co.uk)
dug for coal for years, thinking about
fires and keeping warm,
till one day he found a pot of gold,
most of which he gave to the poor,
but he also went on an adventure
– bought a rowing boat and went to France, Australia and Pakistan,
brought back a brown necklace and some flip-flops.
He lives in a small house with no electricity, no water,
but he’s kind and has lots of friends.
He has 4 children and 25 grandchildren