Durham coalfield by Don Wilcock

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Published by Durham County Council in Durham [Durham] .

Written in English

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  • England,
  • Durham (County)


  • Coal trade -- England -- Durham (County) -- History.,
  • Coal mines and mining -- England -- Durham (County) -- History.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: pt. 1, p. 88-89.

Book details

Statementby Don Wilcock.
SeriesLocal history publications,, no. 14-, Local history publications (Durham County Library) ;, no. 14, etc.
LC ClassificationsHD9551.7.E5 W54
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1 > :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3872252M
ISBN 100903268116
LC Control Number81195646

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This extensively illustrated book gives a detailed account of the wide range of banners of the Durham coalfield. It examines their manufacture, the inspiration behind their designs and mottoes, and their use, from the formation of the Durham Miners' Association in to the strike of /5 and the subsequent destruction of the s: 0.

This book is a must for anyone wanting to know about the Durham miners during the Great Lockout of Coming from a family of Durham miners, I found the book detailed, informative and insightful, reminiscent, in quality and tone, of Eve Rosenhaft's pioneering work (in the UK, at least) on the working class anti-fascist fighting organisations in Berlin –Cited by: 6.

THE GREAT LABOUR UNREST. Rank-and-file movements and political change in the Durham coalfield. A canny good book from a canny good friend of the archive, although we would recommend you get your local library (if there is any left) to order it as it costs anything up to £ This extensively illustrated book gives a detailed account of the wide range of banners of the Durham coalfield.

It examines their manufacture, the inspiration behind their designs and mottoes, and. The project was a collaboration with the writer Graeme Rigby and focused on the, then, 13 working collieries, major opencast mines and, to a lesser extent, the drift mines and seacoal gatherers.

Davies is a landscape photographer who was born in the Durham Coalfield. My new book called “Women of the Durham coalfield in Durham coalfield book 19th century, Hannah’s story” is available at all good booksellers or at in both paperback and kindle formats. The book is the bringing together of family and local history which illustrates the daily struggles of women married to coal miners in the Durham coalfield., and tells the story of my great great grandmother.

The Durham coalfield covered north, east and central Durham. From the natural boundaries of the River Tyne and the North Sea it extended to Consett and beyond Bishop Auckland in the west.

The southern boundary of the coalfield ran diagonally from below Bishop Auckland across to. Coal is mentioned in the records of County Durham as early as the 12th century, when the Boldon Book () mentions a coal miner at Escomb.

It states that the coal miner provided coal for the iron-work of the ploughs at nearby Coundon. The book also records that the smiths of Sedgefield and Bishopwearmouth were making use of local coal.

The Great Labour Unrest: Rank-and-file movements and political Durham coalfield book in the Durham coalfield We are delighted to announce the publiction of Lewis Mates' book on the Durham coalfield. The book is available in paperback from Manchester University Press.

Durham represented an important prize for the proponents of an independent Labour parliamentary interest, and Mates’s book Durham coalfield book essentially the story of how and why the DMA shifted its political allegiance from the Liberals to become a Labour heartland in the inter-war period.

[This] excellent new book provides a broad overview of Church policy and politics in the Durham coalfield and a detailed analysis of its practical effects during the long nineteenth century. Durham coalfield book OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Will be extremely useful book for anyone researching nineteenth-century Durham.

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See more ideas about Coal mining, Durham and North east england pins. John Davies — Durham Coalfield HANNAH is the everywoman of the 19th Century Durham coalfield – the woman who features large in every family tree. Her life is one of toil, touched regularly by death as her children succumb to.

Women of the Durham Coalfields Back inwhen I began tracing my own family story, there was excitement in learning to use census records to discover where my ancestors were living.

There was also satisfaction in locating them in baptisms, marriages and burials in parish records. The miners' lockout of was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Opening with the heady days of the general strike, it continued for seven months and affected one million miners. In County Durham, where almost three in every ten adult men worked in the coal industry, its impact was profound.

Hester Barron explores the way that the lockout was experienced by Durham's. Northumberland & Durham Coalfield Relatively little recent work published, but there is the Durham Mining Museum Website which also covers Cumberland, Westmorland, Northumberland and North Yorkshire.

1 Emery covered the technical development of collieries, coke making and pit villages. Histories of a number of mines in the South West Durham Coalfield and the progression of the authors family and others in the mining industry during the twentieth century.

Includes photos, plans and certificates. Covers 4 generations of a mining family, from the s to Pages: One of the most important contributing coalfields was also the nearest – the Cumbrian coalfield, tiny in comparison to the Northumberland and Durham coalfield, which ran from south of St.

Bees Head up the coast to beyond Maryport (about 22 miles) and inland for only four or five miles, a total size of some square miles and whose epicentres were the towns and ports of Whitehaven.

The Eight Hours Act and the Eight Hours Agreement in the Durham coalfield 4. 'Not exactly the millennium': the minimum wage campaign 5. 'A capitalistic piece of legislation': the launch of the Durham Forward Movement and the syndicalists' high tide. 'Trade union questions were now political questions': Defeats, victories and new strategies 7.

Banners of the Durham Coalfield, Norman Emery,Sutton Publishing Ltd., ISBNprovides a brief history of the colliery along with the history of the associated Miners Lodge Banner Above and Below the Limestone, The Pits and People of Easington District by David Temple, Published by TUPS Books, ISBN The book also contributes to the recent proliferation of recent scholarship on the twentieth-century history of the Durham coalfield, including Hester Barron’s The Miners’ Lockout: Meanings of Community in the Durham Coalfield (), Robert Lee’s The Church of England and the Durham Coalfield, Clergymen, Capitalists and.

The first clearly documented evidence of coalmining in the exposed coalfield is in the Boldon Book ofa register of the Bishop of Durham’s personal lands and the dues paid by his tenants. Small mines, probably simple bell-pits, were worked during the mediaeval period in.

Banners of the Durham coalfield. [Norman Emery] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create This book details the manufacture, designs and use of banners dating from the formation of the Durham Miner's Association in to the strikes of Durham Collieries.

Search the Durham Collieries database for information on collieries in the Durham coalfield, from about to Find colliery locations, mine opening, closure or operating dates and who owned the mines before nationalisation of the coal industry in Reid's Handy Colliery Guide: Horden Collieries Ltd., shows the royalty and their collieries: Hartley Main Collieries Ltd., shows the disposition of pits in the group: The Guide to the Coalfields (Colliery Guardian) - Durham: The Guide to the Coalfields (Colliery Guardian) - Northumberland and Cumberland:   Vintage post card views of The Durham Coalfield including many rare views of collieries including: Auckland Park, Boldon, Brancepeth, Busty Pit Pelton, Chilton, Chopwell, Dean &.

Our map features an inset showing the last of the collieries that closed across the region from the s onward including the very last at Ellington, in Northumberland which closed in and of course Wearmouth (closed ) which was the very last mine in the populous Durham coalfield, where the Sunderland Stadium of Light now stands today.

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North Eastern Railway. Plan of Part of the Durham Coalfield. A folding map on linen in 24 sections, size by 80 cm. Published by Reid, Newcastle for the NER. Scale 2 inches to the mile. Includes a key to NER passenger lines, mineral lines, private colliery lines, tram lines and NER proposed lines.

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He later performed at concert halls and became known as "The Pitman Poet" or "The Bard of the Northern Coalfield". A book of 26 of his popular songs was published but it is thought that much of his work was lost.

His works were printed at the time on chapbooks and broadsheets which sold for a halfpenny or a penny ers: Inthe year of peak production,men and boys worked in Durham’s mines.

Discover the story of North East mining at the s Colliery. The site on which the museum stands was once at the heart of the Durham coalfield. The early s were a prosperous period for North East miners, who were relatively well paid.

The volume that I co-edited with John McIlroy and Keith Gildart, Industrial Politics and the Mining Lockout (), was a first attempt at academic excavation; it urged further work on areas such as Durham.

Hester Barron's study is therefore welcome as the only book-length treatment of the lockout in a major coalfield. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sharp, Thomas, Derelict area.

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The Northumberland and Durham Coalfield is a coalfield in North East England, otherwise known as the Durham and Northumberland Coalfield or the Great Northern Coalfield. It consists of the Northumberland Coalfield and the Durham Coalfield.

This Northumberland location article is a stub. The success of the Durham Coalfield and its important role in the Industrial Revolution is attributed to men of influence who owned the land and the pits, and men who worked in the coal-mining industry during the Victorian period.

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