On Behalf of the People – Nationalisation 75 years

On Behalf of the People – Nationalisation 75 years

Fig. 1: Vesting Day celebrations at Gedling Colliery, Nottinghamshire, NCB East Midlands Division No. 6 Area.  Photo Credit – Coal Authority. On Behalf of the People: Seventy-Fifth anniversary of the Nationalisation of the British Coal Mining Industry – The East...
Gedling Colliery – The Pit of Nations

Gedling Colliery – The Pit of Nations

Fig 1: Gedling Colliery in the late1980’s. Photo Credit: Malcolm Fletcher. Gedling Colliery: The Pit of Nations (1899-1991). Gedling Colliery, in the Nottinghamshire coalfield, closed thirty-years ago in early November 1991 due to deteriorating geological...
Pit Canaries End of an Era

Pit Canaries End of an Era

Figure 1: Coal Miner underground with a pit canary. Canaries in Coal Mines End of an Era Twenty-five years ago, in February 1996, the use of canaries in British collieries came to an end following the 1995 Escape and Rescue from Coal Mines Regulations. The phasing out...