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Miners Collection

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales

Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
Two miners, stripped to the waist, working at the coalface in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales

Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
Several coal miners with blackened faces stand in the shaft lift at the end of their shift in a coal mine in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners Coming to Work

Miners Coming to Work
Welsh men and women mineworkers coming to work in the early morning

Background imageMiners Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining

Markham Colliery, Mining
A group of miners at Markham Colliery (Markham no.1/4) near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. It was near here, on July 31, 1973

Background imageMiners Collection: National coal strike - demands of miners 1912

National coal strike - demands of miners 1912
National coal strike, to secure a minimum wage that lasted from February to early April 1912. This table shows how the wages differ per day in Great Britain and Ireland during 1910, of boys, youths

Background imageMiners Collection: Miner and canary

Miner and canary
Staffordshire coal miner gently holds the last canary to work down a British coal mine. Canaries were used to detect poisonous and dangerous gas in mines Date: 1986

Background imageMiners Collection: Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales

Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales
Two miners, one of them quite young, working in a narrow coal seam in a mine in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912

Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912
Men of the 2nd Suffolk Regiment on duty at the Brynkinalt Colliery, Chirk. The soldiers (together with a contingent from the Shropshire Light Infantry and some police)

Background imageMiners Collection: Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales
View of Lewis Merthyr Pit, Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales. The colliery opened in 1913 and closed in the mid-1980s, after the Miners Strike

Background imageMiners Collection: Coal miner filling truck, South Wales mine

Coal miner filling truck, South Wales mine
A coal miner (Billy Hurland) filling a dram (coal truck) at Baldwins Level (nicknamed Clog and Legging) in a coalmine near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A miner riding a journey of drams (coal trucks) at Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales. Date: 1910

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
A black-faced miner, carrying his small daughter, his wife shielding her face, at Fernhill in the Rhondda. He has just emerged from 292 hours underground in a stay-in miners strike at Fernhill

Background imageMiners Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Riot at Mold in Flintshire

Riot at Mold in Flintshire
A huge mob, assembled at the railway station at Mold in Flintshire, Scotland to protest against the imprisonment of miners, employees of the Leeswood Coal Company

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners in a Lift Shaft

Miners in a Lift Shaft
Miners about to descend for their shift underground at Lynemouth Colliery

Background imageMiners Collection: The famous St Hilda Colliery Band

The famous St Hilda Colliery Band, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England - World Champions in 1912, 1920, 1921 and 1924. Date: 1924

Background imageMiners Collection: Grassmoor colliery and training centre, Mining

Grassmoor colliery and training centre, Mining
Grassmoor, North Derbyshire Area Training Centre for miners was opened in 1957. A group of trainees in shorts run across a field, the colliery sits on the hillside above

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of men at Hook Colliery, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They are the current shift of miners plus the owner, standing near a wooden headframe connected to a mineshaft

Background imageMiners Collection: Haulier and assistant, Baldwins Level, South Wales

Haulier and assistant, Baldwins Level, South Wales
A haulier and his assistant, with a pit pony pulling a truck, at Baldwins Clog and Legging Level, near Pontypool, South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales

Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales
A miner, stripped to the waist, with a pick resting across his shoulder and a lamp in his hand, in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Poynton and Worth colliers library and reading room

Poynton and Worth colliers library and reading room. Established on the estate of Lord Vernon in Poynton, the library operated on a subsidised subscription basis

Background imageMiners Collection: Winching men up from the coalface - Wales

Winching men up from the coalface - Wales. Note the Davy lamp hanging off the belt of the man in the centre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMiners Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
Miners from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of their work shift. Some carry miners lamps

Background imageMiners Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
A miner from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of his work shift. A group of cleaner looking miners wait, possibly to start their shift

Background imageMiners Collection: View of Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales

View of Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales
View of Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck

Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck
A Welsh miner, stripped to the waist, pushing a truck in a coal mine

Background imageMiners Collection: Copper Miners Strike - Calumet, Michigan, USA

Copper Miners Strike - Calumet, Michigan, USA. Industrial action by Copper Miners of the Western Federation of Miners. Workers were concerned of being displaced to a lower-paying job or of losing

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners cottages at Blantyre, Lanarkshire

Miners cottages at Blantyre, Lanarkshire
A row of decaying miners cottages at Blantyre, a mining district to the east of Glasgow. A few residents stand at their doorways and children and dogs are at the steps below. Date: circa 1936

Background imageMiners Collection: Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales

Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales
A group of men and boys waiting for news of miners trapped underground following an explosion at Llest (Lluest) Colliery, Pontyrhyl, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Burnley Miners / 1956

Burnley Miners / 1956
Miners coming off their shift, at Cape Bank Hall Pit, in Burnley, Lancashire

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners at the Coal Face Victorian period

Miners at the Coal Face Victorian period

Background imageMiners Collection: Coal arriving at Orgreave

Coal arriving at Orgreave
Pickets and police look on as coal is brought into the British Steel coking plant at Orgreave, South Yorkshire during the Coal miners strike

Background imageMiners Collection: Bolsover Miners

Bolsover Miners
Miners from the Bolsover branch of the National Union of Mineworkers, Derbyshire, collect money for the strike fund Date: May 1984

Background imageMiners Collection: Yorkshire N. U. M. leaders

Yorkshire N. U. M. leaders
Leaders of the Yorkshire National Union of Mineworkers, including Arthur Scargill, support a demonstration calling for early retirement for all their members

Background imageMiners Collection: Miners Dancing Together

Miners Dancing Together
A miners ball in California Date: 1849

Background imageMiners Collection: Pitmen encamped - evicted coal miner and his dwelling

Pitmen encamped - evicted coal miner and his dwelling
A miner on strike sits despondently outside his makeshift home, his crutch and dog at his side. Due to lengthy strike action resulting from a wage dispute

Background imageMiners Collection: Painesdale Cricket Club, Michigan, USA

Painesdale Cricket Club, Michigan, USA - played in the Copper (Houghton) County league - founded in 1906. The teams were made up of local miners, formerly Cornish tin miners

Background imageMiners Collection: The General Strike - Elephant & Castle

The General Strike - Elephant & Castle
Burnt out bus incident at the Elephant & Castle, showing a portion of the bus on the left while mounted policemen control the crowds

Background imageMiners Collection: Fossil trees in coal mine

Fossil trees in coal mine
Fossilised trees and plants found in a coal mine. Date: C.1870

Background imageMiners Collection: Unemployed miners, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd

Unemployed miners, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd
Unemployed miners at Cilfynydd near Pontypridd in South Wales. They watch the buckets tipping slag in case any lumps of coal can be found. Date: circa 1936

Background imageMiners Collection: Newfoundland - Bell Island - Miners

Newfoundland - Bell Island - Miners
Newfoundland and Labrador - Bell Island - Miners at a Surface Iron Ore Mine (mining started there in 1895) Date: circa 1908

Background imageMiners Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
Miners from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of their work shift. Glapwell colliery closed in the 1970s

Background imageMiners Collection: Alfred Onions, Welsh Labour MP

Alfred Onions, Welsh Labour MP
Alfred Onions (1858-1921), Welsh Labour MP for Caerphilly and Treasurer of the South Wales Miners Federation

Background imageMiners Collection: Man under coal weighing machine, Llanerch Colliery

Man under coal weighing machine, Llanerch Colliery
A smartly dressed man (Herbert Saunders) standing under a coal weighing machine at Llanerch Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageMiners Collection: The General Strike - Government leaders

The General Strike - Government leaders
Government leaders during the General Strike: Ministers and Commissioners. 1. Chief Civil Commissioner: Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson, 2. Principal Chief Assistant Commissioner, Mr. A. B. Lowry, 3



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