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The coalminers of Durham

£8.99

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For as long as anyone can remember, coal has been the lifeblood of the communities of County Durham. In its heyday, in 1913, the region boasted 304 pits employing 165,246 people. As we near the end of the 20th century only 2 collieries survive. This book is both a tribute and a lavishly illustrated celebration of a way of life that is fast disappearing from the county along with the collieries that supported it. In this beautifully illustrated book a wide range of material is covered, from clear, illustrated explanations of the technicalities and terminology of coal extraction and coke-making, some of it distinctive to the Durham region, to the story of the Durham Miners' Association and its struggle for improvements in living and working conditions. Concentrating on the period from the late 1800s to the present day and with the use of archive photographs, documents, and ephemera as well as the reminiscences of the miners themselves, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in the lives and communities of the coalminers of Durham.

Published 1992.
Hardback. In good condition - dustjacket slightly worn.

Item details

Author(s):
Emery, N
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075090030X
ISBN-13:
9780750900300
Publisher:
Sutton

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For as long as anyone can remember, coal has been the lifeblood of the communities of County Durham. In its heyday, in 1913, the region boasted 304 pits employing 165,246 people. As we near the end of the 20th century only 2 collieries survive. This book is both a tribute and a lavishly illustrated celebration of a way of life that is fast disappearing from the county along with the collieries that supported it. In this beautifully illustrated book a wide range of material is covered, from clear, illustrated explanations of the technicalities and terminology of coal extraction and coke-making, some of it distinctive to the Durham region, to the story of the Durham Miners' Association and its struggle for improvements in living and working conditions. Concentrating on the period from the late 1800s to the present day and with the use of archive photographs, documents, and ephemera as well as the reminiscences of the miners themselves, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in the lives and communities of the coalminers of Durham.

Published 1992.
Hardback. In good condition - dustjacket slightly worn.

Author(s):
Emery, N
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075090030X
ISBN-13:
9780750900300
Publisher:
Sutton

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