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Astley Green & Frank Seddons Poems PLEASE visit this site and read Frank's poems, I guarantee they will bring tears to your eyes or a broad grin to your face, if you were a miner. Franks poems are the most poignant poems about the communities we lived in and the pits we worked at I have ever read.
The Museum of Cannock Chase  Our FRESH AIR BASE as we say in the mines rescue. If you want to spent an hour in the past or walk the Hills of Hednesford. Just call and have a cuppa tea and a cake at this very friendly venue
National Museum of Coal mining for England This is a must whether you were a coal miner or not if you have never been down a coal mine do the underground tour it's free as is entry to the museum.
National Museum of Coal mining for Wales Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out and free
The Rhondda Heritage Park


Ex-miners act as tour guidesIn July 1989 the Rhondda Heritage Park Visitor Centre opened to the public in the stores building of the old Lewis Merthyr colliery. It provides a unique setting for the temporary exhibition galleries, gift shop and restaurant. When the Centre opened it was only introduced to provide a taste of things to come for the local and regional communities, but as more than 50% of its visitors came from outside Wales, the Visitor Centre became a permanent feature at the Park.


David Alexandra (new)  This site is well worth a visit if you like good ballads
Black Dwarf Lightmoor Black Dwarf Lightmoor is an amalgamation of two successful publishing imprints, Lightmoor Press and Black Dwarf publications, both of which focused on Transport and Industrial history titles, and Forest of Dean local history.
Black Country Living Museum Discover a fascinating world when you visit this urban heritage park in the shadow of Dudley Castle at the heart of the Black Country
Mike Moore Books


Specialist books mining, speleology industrial history, caving walking, travel and the outdoors


Snail Beach Lead Mine


Snailbeach was the biggest lead mine in Shropshire and it is reputed to have yielded the greatest volume of lead per acre of any mine in Europe. Underground mining ceased here in 1955 but it is reputed to date from Roman times and the surface buildings are the most complete set in the district and probably the country. Although the miners mainly extracted lead ore (galena), smaller quantities of Barytes, Calcite, Fluorspar, Silver and Zinc were also obtained. The mine is in the village of Snailbeach near Minsterley, Shropshire (NGR SJ375822).


David Kitching Home Page  

A fascinating website full of Coalmining, Canals, Railways, Lime Kilns and some very wonderful and impressive images of China's railways taken by David during his visits to China over the past 16 years. The site has a diversity of interests to suit everyone. You must visit to appreciate it's content.


Apedale Heritage Centre & Coal Mine  

A great day out for all ages. This special attraction was created at the site of Staffordshire's Apedale Mine. Along with the underground experience, we have an interesting and informative Museum, a welcoming cafe and gift shop. The centre is set in the unique landscape of Apedale Country Park


A Coal Mining Dad A real site about coal mining by a real coal miner Bill Riley
The Rhondda This website is a socio-economic history of the Rhondda Valleys
during the period 1800 to 1950, when Coal was King!
Yorkshire Main Colliery Although the site started as a history of Yorkshire Main Colliery where myself and generations of my family before me have worked, it is now obvious that it has become much more than a Yorkshire Main site. 
Archie's Place Welcome to the Miners Reunion Website No Politics just Pride
Bersham Colliery  The obvious feature is the headgear with wheel still in place.  The red brick engine house next to this is complete and houses the original electric winding engine.  Other buildings have now been taken over as part of a small industrial estate.  The headgear and engine house have been surrounded by a security fence and placed on the ground within the compound are large mining artefacts such as the Point of Ayr winding engine, chocks and a panzer.  The tip is still there but there are threats to remove it.
Haig Colliery Coal Mining Museum On the site of the former Haig Pit in Whitehaven, which closed in 1986, the winding engine house and headgear are being restored to their former glory and is now open as the Haig Colliery Mining Museum.


Mines Rescue Site This site began as a tribute to Philip Healey on the 18th September 2000.
He was part of the permanent core of Mines Rescue men at Ilkeston Rescue Station, Derbyshire, UK from 1954 to 1971.
Durham Mining Museum This site covers mining in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham (DUR), Northumberland (NBL), Cumberland (CUL), Westmorland (WES) and the Ironstone mines of North Yorkshire (NRY). For information on mining in other areas of the country there may be a site listed in our Links section.
National Mining Memorabilia Association For everything collectable about mining
Mines of Sardinia IF ONLY THIS WAS OUR POLICY.  The constitution of the Geologic and Mining Park of Sardinia, ensures that the experience, acquaintances, techniques, practices, places, spaces, environments, buildings - in short, all that the mine has represented for a substantial part of Sardinia - does not get lost
Pro-Bergbau This is an excellent site well worth a look. It covers the coal mining area of the German Ruhr & Saar. Many historical pictures and a concise history of the regions coalmining

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