The UK’s last Black & White Minstrel mine at Kellingly, North Yorkshire has closed. Officials had said that the mine, which in its heyday produced dozens of grinning black-face variety artists had become uneconomic, due to an irresistible tide of Political Correctness gone mad.
‘Hello dere. It’s a sad day for us all, said show steward Arthur Ollertwhaite. ‘These mines used to fuel t’British Empire’s Variety venues all over the world.’
The final day’s production will be stuffed and sent for display in various ‘Those Were The Days’ museums around the globe. Meanwhile, investors are hopeful that some of the scantily clad white female minstrels mined in Derbyshire can be found gainful employment in rap videos.