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BACKGROUND:- Detail from the St Helens Mining Monument by

Thompson Dagnall

 

SOMETHING NEW

 

WEEP MOTHERS WEEP.

The story of the Wood Pit explosion 1878

THE UNFORTINATE COLLIERY

High Brooks Colliery, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

WITH HEARTS SO LIGHT

The Story of the Queen Pit Explosions,

Haydock, 1868 and 1869.

HELL UNDER HAYDOCK

The Lyme Pit Explosion,

Haydock, 26th February 1930

SCARS

A Collection of Original Poetry.

 all by Ian Winstanley

are now available on Amazon Kindle

 

 

THE COAL MINING HISTORY RESOURCE CENTRE

Home of the UK's

NATIONAL DATABASE OF MINING DEATHS AND INJURIES

Compiled by Ian Winstanley

HAS MOVED

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What 'WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE' magazine

said about the site.

 

THE DIARY OF ROGER LOWE

Lancashire's Samuel Pepys

 

Roll of Honour

Lists of names of men women and children who have given their lives or have been injured in the pursuit of coal.

To date there are about 200,000 listed.

 

THE BRITISH COALFIELDS

Notes on the coalfields produced in pamphlets

by the NCB in the1950s giving a view of

the future prospects for coal in the country.

 

PARKSIDE COLLIERY EMPLOYMENT LIST 1993

List of names of most of the final workforce at Parkside Colliery, Newton-le-Willows.

 

POETRY CORNER

A selection of original mining poems

 

 

COLLIERY SCRAP BOOK