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Colliery Collection

Background imageColliery Collection: Shaft and gear at Vane Tempest Colliery, Seaham

Shaft and gear at Vane Tempest Colliery, Seaham

Background imageColliery Collection: View of Hem Heath Colliery in Trentham, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire

View of Hem Heath Colliery in Trentham, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire. 2nd April 1962

Background imageColliery Collection: Betteshanger Colliery, Kent, threatened with closure. 1985

Betteshanger Colliery, Kent, threatened with closure. 1985

Background imageColliery Collection: Wirral Colliery at Neston, just before the general strike

Wirral Colliery at Neston, just before the general strike. Wirral miners were the first to come out when the employers cut their wages. 10th April 1925

Background imageColliery Collection: Mines at Easington Colliery. July 1969

Mines at Easington Colliery. July 1969

Background imageColliery Collection: The first trucks of coal from South Pit, Glyncorrwg 1906

The first trucks of coal from South Pit, Glyncorrwg 1906

Background imageColliery Collection: Terraced streets of Easington with the gear towers of the local pit head in

Terraced streets of Easington with the gear towers of the local pit head in the background

Background imageColliery Collection: Miner Ken Black clocking off the last underground shift at Bates Pit, Blyth in May 1986

Miner Ken Black clocking off the last underground shift at Bates Pit, Blyth in May 1986

Background imageColliery Collection: Murton Colliery silhouetted against a night sky

Murton Colliery silhouetted against a night sky

Background imageColliery Collection: Queen Elizabeth visits visiting Silverwood Colliery, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Queen Elizabeth visits visiting Silverwood Colliery, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, is behind her. Picture taken 30th July 1975

Background imageColliery Collection: The waste and inefficiency of it all made Denzil Mellin mad

The waste and inefficiency of it all made Denzil Mellin mad. Here was Kent sitting on the best coal in the country and nobody wanted it. April 1984 P018144

Background imageColliery Collection: Theres a look of keen anticipation on the faces of these Bevin Boys about to make

Theres a look of keen anticipation on the faces of these Bevin Boys about to make their first descent of the Moirrison Pit. 19th January 1944

Background imageColliery Collection: A miner enjoying the newly installed showers at Askern Colliery near Doncaster

A miner enjoying the newly installed showers at Askern Colliery near Doncaster, South Yorkshire. This Bevin Boy is Bill Thomas

Background imageColliery Collection: Boy trainees get their lamps before going below to the Ashington Colliery Company

Boy trainees get their lamps before going below to the Ashington Colliery Companys underground school. 30th April 1942

Background imageColliery Collection: A photograph of a group of Bevin Boy miners receiving their equipment on their

A photograph of a group of Bevin Boy miners receiving their equipment on their first day at Askern Coliiery near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Background imageColliery Collection: Bevin Boys attendng the Annefield Plain pit school seen leaving the Morrison Pit after

Bevin Boys attendng the Annefield Plain pit school seen leaving the Morrison Pit after descending the mine. 23rd January 1944

Background imageColliery Collection: Easington Colliery workers. Circa 1977

Easington Colliery workers. Circa 1977

Background imageColliery Collection: The entrance to the main drift at the Belsay Colliery, Northumberland

The entrance to the main drift at the Belsay Colliery, Northumberland, it is now three-quarters of a mile in length, and has 250 feet of cover. That is the depth of the surface to the coal

Background imageColliery Collection: The tip at the old Prince of Wales colliery at Abercarn is being leveled to make an

The tip at the old Prince of Wales colliery at Abercarn is being leveled to make an industrial estate. August 1968

Background imageColliery Collection: Parc Level Mine, Rhiwfawr, Swansea Valley. A tram of coal is brought out by Kenyon Guinn

Parc Level Mine, Rhiwfawr, Swansea Valley. A tram of coal is brought out by Kenyon Guinn. 18th April 1967

Background imageColliery Collection: Miners at the Cannock Wood Pit handing in their Davy Lamps

Miners at the Cannock Wood Pit handing in their Davy Lamps and lanterns at the end of their shift. May 8th 1939

Background imageColliery Collection: North Seaton Colliery. 18th September 1939

North Seaton Colliery. 18th September 1939

Background imageColliery Collection: A group of miners enjoying a meal after the opening of a pithead canteen at Isabella Pit

A group of miners enjoying a meal after the opening of a pithead canteen at Isabella Pit in Throckley near Newcastle. 1st March 1942

Background imageColliery Collection: Miners at the Morrison Busty Colliery. 24th February 1971

Miners at the Morrison Busty Colliery. 24th February 1971

Background imageColliery Collection: Coal miners Phillip Jenkins (left) and Chris Lee seen here at the Taff Merthyr Colliery

Coal miners Phillip Jenkins (left) and Chris Lee seen here at the Taff Merthyr Colliery, South Wales. 23rd March 1983

Background imageColliery Collection: Anger and frustration at Cardowan Colliery after Bert Wheeler of the Scottish Coal Board

Anger and frustration at Cardowan Colliery after Bert Wheeler of the Scottish Coal Board, officially announces that the loss making pit - 10 million per year - is to close, 13th May 1983

Background imageColliery Collection: A miner working the coal face circa 1930s

A miner working the coal face circa 1930s

Background imageColliery Collection: Richard Budge (centre) in the cage at Ellington Colliery

Richard Budge (centre) in the cage at Ellington Colliery

Background imageColliery Collection: Wearmouth Colliery at a standstill after closure in November 1993

Wearmouth Colliery at a standstill after closure in November 1993

Background imageColliery Collection: Miners leaving the cage after a shift at the re-opened Lynemouth Colliery. February 1967

Miners leaving the cage after a shift at the re-opened Lynemouth Colliery. February 1967

Background imageColliery Collection: The twin shafts of Morrison Busty Colliery, Annfield Plain in February 1971

The twin shafts of Morrison Busty Colliery, Annfield Plain in February 1971

Background imageColliery Collection: The demolition of the 60-year-old Rising Sun Colliery, Wallsend in 1974

The demolition of the 60-year-old Rising Sun Colliery, Wallsend in 1974

Background imageColliery Collection: Miners leave the pit as the final underground shift leaves Bates Colliery, Blyth

Miners leave the pit as the final underground shift leaves Bates Colliery, Blyth, May 1986

Background imageColliery Collection: East Hetton Colliery, County Durham in June 1983

East Hetton Colliery, County Durham in June 1983

Background imageColliery Collection: Ponies and their handlers at Greenside Colliery in 1932

Ponies and their handlers at Greenside Colliery in 1932. It was claimed that the ponies were kept in better conditions than many animals on the surface. 24th December 1932

Background imageColliery Collection: Miners from Hamsterley Colliery in County Durham give their pit ponies a bath

Miners from Hamsterley Colliery in County Durham give their pit ponies a bath. August 1943 P017817

Background imageColliery Collection: The reflection of a member of the Home Guard. Seen here in a puddle at an un-named

The reflection of a member of the Home Guard. Seen here in a puddle at an un-named colliery. Circa June 1940

Background imageColliery Collection: Wives of miners working in Grimethorpe colliery helping to cultivate reclaimed land

Wives of miners working in Grimethorpe colliery helping to cultivate reclaimed land. 24th April 1944

Background imageColliery Collection: Members of the Russian delegation paid a visit to a colliery during their visit to South

Members of the Russian delegation paid a visit to a colliery during their visit to South Wales. Seen here with Welsh students and colliery officials. 18th November 1942

Background imageColliery Collection: Sir Bernard and Lady Docker visited the Water Haigh Colliery, near Leeds

Sir Bernard and Lady Docker visited the Water Haigh Colliery, near Leeds. Pictured, Sir Bernard and Lady Docker after their tour of the coal seams. 21st March 1954

Background imageColliery Collection: Trainee miner seen here at work. Part of the Daily Herald Youth in Industry Feature 6th

Trainee miner seen here at work. Part of the Daily Herald Youth in Industry Feature 6th April 1954

Background imageColliery Collection: Members of the Fforchaman colliery A. R. P. squad seen here during a training exercise at

Members of the Fforchaman colliery A. R. P. squad seen here during a training exercise at
Members of the Fforchaman colliery A.R.P. squad seen here during a training exercise at the pit head. 22nd September 1938

Background imageColliery Collection: Harnessing this pony at Ashington Colliery are some of the boys who are being trained

Harnessing this pony at Ashington Colliery are some of the boys who are being trained under a newly instituted scheme. 17th June 1941

Background imageColliery Collection: An instructor at the Government pit school showing Bevin Boys how to follow a seam of

An instructor at the Government pit school showing Bevin Boys how to follow a seam of coal in Morrison Old Pit, Annefield Plain. 30th December 1943

Background imageColliery Collection: General view of Ellington Pit, Northumberland. Circa 1987

General view of Ellington Pit, Northumberland. Circa 1987

Background imageColliery Collection: Miners coming off shift at Hamstead Colliery, West Bromwich to the news that the mine is

Miners coming off shift at Hamstead Colliery, West Bromwich to the news that the mine is to close in 1965. 22nd January 1962

Background imageColliery Collection: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visits the Mosley Common Colliery, Lancashire

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visits the Mosley Common Colliery, Lancashire. The Duke rides in a bucket (or " hoppit" ) down the 975 yard shaft with Mr C.H Richards (manager no 4 pit)

Background imageColliery Collection: At the end of Marley Hills High Row, a pit heap and pit workings

At the end of Marley Hills High Row, a pit heap and pit workings. 11th September 1952



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