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...

When Ormonde Shuts

Fig 1: Ormonde Colliery, last colliery in the Erewash region of Derbyshire. Photo Credit – Bob Bradley collection. Prologue: When Ormonde Shuts. Fifty-years ago, on 25th September 1970, Ormonde Colliery at Loscoe, near Heanor, Derbyshire closed after sixty-two...