Coal Mining in Britain, Richard Hayman


Author Richard Hayman Published by Shire Publications ISBN 9781784421205 EAN 9781784421205 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces, and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields – distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames, slag heaps, and mining villages – made up Britain’s industrial heartlands. Coal miners became a recognised force in British political life, forming a vociferous and often militant lobby for better working conditions and a decent standard of living. This illustrated guide to Britain’s industrial heritage covers not just the mines, but the lives of the workers away from the pits, with a focus on the cultural and religious life of mining communities.


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