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Memories of the Northumberland Coalfields

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After the Miners' strike in 1984, it was announced that Brenkley Colliery would close in December 1985. Ashington followed in October 1986 and Bates Colliery at Blyth. When Whittle Colliery closed in 1987, this left only Ellington Colliery, the biggest undersea deep-shaft mine in the world. A way of British life disappeared forever when the Big E closed in 2005. The mines ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Countryside Books (GB)
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Interesting insights. A lot of focus on a relatively small number of pits.
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