The Vanished Kingdom of the Men who Carved out the Nation's Wealth
Hardback 192pp Illustrated 284x216mm
9781781310700   Product Code: 17488
Coal was by far the biggest and most important mining industry in Britain before its recent decline, but for centuries all kinds of other minerals and ores, including copper, salt, tin, iron and slate, were also mined. With a fine selection of archive and modern photographs, this illustrated celebration of British mining and the communities that built up around it visits 30 sites, from the famous coal town of Ashington in Northumberland to the last metal mine in Devon.