Maerdy Lodge miners
Marching behind the banner of the Maerdy Lodge branch of the National Union of Mineworkers, miners from the Maerdy colliery, South Wales, return to work following the end of the long miners strike, 1984 - 85 Date: 5 March 1985
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Markham Colliery, Mining
Markham Colliery near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. A smiling coal miner stands in front of a production table notice, which states target, and actual outputs. It was here, on July 31, 1973, that 18 coal miners lost their lives and a further 11 were seriously injured when a descending cage carrying the men to the pit face failed to slow down as it approached the bottom of the mine shaft.
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Puffing Billy engine
Puffing Billy, steam engine invented by William Headley in 1813. Headley solved the problem of slippage on the iron tracks by applying power through two sets of driving wheels. The engine was first used at Wylam Colliery near Newcastle.
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