A Pictorial History of Mining
Hardback 192pp Illustrated 297x210mm
9781903425503   Product Code: 10988
The industrialization of coal mining in Britain in the 19th century created communities whose lives were dominated by the pit; the harsh conditions for the workers creating a special camaraderie and loyalty to the union. Focusing on Barnsley and the South Yorkshire Coalfield, this combined volume of Pits 1 and Pits 2 tells the story of British mining, and the hardy people it bred, from its medieval origins in the region through to the miners' strike of 1984-1985.