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Coal Mining Collection

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963

Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, 1963. Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board (NCB) and work began in 1954

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: R Colin Snow coal merchants wagon, Barnburgh Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1961. Artist

R Colin Snow coal merchants wagon, Barnburgh Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1961. Artist
R Colin Snow coal merchants wagon, Barnburgh Colliery, South Yorkshire, 1961. Snows were one of the many coal merchants operating in the South Yorkshire area, selling locally mined coal

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Wath Main Colliery, Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1956. Artist

Wath Main Colliery, Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1956. Artist
Wath Main Colliery, Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1956. The pit was originally sunk in 1876 to a depth of 382 yards

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Markham Main Colliery, Armthorpe, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1961

Markham Main Colliery, Armthorpe, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 1961. A general view of the colliery taken during refurbishment work in 1961

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Frickley Colliery, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, 1965. Artist: Michael Walters

Frickley Colliery, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, 1965. Artist: Michael Walters
Frickley Colliery, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, 1965. With its shaft sunk in 1905, Frickley Colliery in the village of South Elmsall, West Yorkshire

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920)

Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920). Artist: Topical Press Agency
Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, near Manchester, January 1912, (c1920). Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The Colliery, Beamish Museum, Stanley, County Durham

The Colliery, Beamish Museum, Stanley, County Durham. The Beamish Museum is an open air museum devoted to recreating life in a northern Industrial town in the early 20th century

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Collieries, c1805

Collieries, c1805. Pithead scene at a coal mine. At the bottom a horse whim is raising coal from the pit and a man is breaking coal with a pick

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Underground scene in a coal mine in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area of England, 1823

Underground scene in a coal mine in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area of England, 1823. Miners hewing coal and carrying away in corves (baskets). From Scenes of British Wealth by the Rev Isaac Taylor

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Queen Mary visiting a Welsh colliery, 1935

Queen Mary visiting a Welsh colliery, 1935. A print from King Emperors Jubilee, 1910-1935, by FGH Salusbury, Daily Express Publications, London, 1935

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Interior of a coal mine, 1862

Interior of a coal mine, 1862. Underground scene in a mine, showing a miner winning coal, while a wagon full of coal is being hauled along rails to the bottom of the pit shaft by a pony

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Finleyville - at mouth of mine, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Finleyville - at mouth of mine, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Finleyville - at mouth of mine, 1913. Shows people at the Cincinnati coal mine, located near Finleyville, Pennsylvania, where a fire and explosion resulted in the deaths of 97 miners on April 23

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Cardiff mine disaster, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Cardiff mine disaster, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Cardiff mine disaster, 1913. Shows the Sengenydd Colliery Disaster, Sengenydd, Wales. 439 men died in an explosion or from being trapped in the damaged shafts on 14 October 1913.

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Coal miners, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners among coal boxes, S. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 1912

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Coal mine idle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Coal mine idle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Coal mine idle, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Colliery Lasses, British Coal strike, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Colliery Lasses, British Coal strike, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Colliery Lasses, British Coal strike, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village. between c1910 and c1915

British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
British coal strike - Llwynpia, South Wales. A colliery village. between c1910 and c1915. Shows the town of Llwynypia, Wales

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA. 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Miners leaving entrance to coal mine near Scranton, PA. 1912

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: D.A. Thomas, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

D.A. Thomas, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
D.A. Thomas, 1915. Shows Welsh industrialist and politician David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda (1856-1918), who served as British munitions commissioner

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The fatal explosion at St. Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The fatal explosion at St. Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The fatal explosion at St. Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley: trench cut to the Dearne and the Dove Canal for the purpose of flooding the pit, 1862

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The explosion on Wednesday week at Edmund's Main Colliery, Barnsley, 1862. Instantly a dense column of black smoke sprang from the cupola, like a gigantic tower, towards heaven

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The Page Bank Colliery-pit on Fire, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Page Bank Colliery-pit on Fire, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Page Bank Colliery-pit on Fire, 1858. Industrial accident near Durham. The fire is supposed to have originated by a spark from the furnace failing into the shaft...An attempt was made by two of

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The Lund Hill Colliery Explosion: Mouth of the Downcast Shaft, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Lund Hill Colliery Explosion: Mouth of the Downcast Shaft, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Lund Hill Colliery Explosion: Mouth of the Downcast Shaft, 1857. Preparations to recover bodies after mining disaster in Barnsley

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The Explosion at Lund Hill Colliery, Barnsley, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Explosion at Lund Hill Colliery, Barnsley, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Explosion at Lund Hill Colliery, Barnsley, 1857. Disaster at a coalmine on the South Yorkshire Railway, belonging to Taylor and Co....a fearful explosion occurred

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Lundhill Colliery, Barnsley, the Scene of the Recent Explosion, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Lundhill Colliery, Barnsley, the Scene of the Recent Explosion, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Lundhill Colliery, Barnsley, the Scene of the Recent Explosion, 1857. Sightseers after a mining disaster. Every train to-day has brought a large number of "excursionists

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Dinner given by Frances Marchioness of Londonderry to Pitmen, on Chilton Moor, 1856

Dinner given by Frances Marchioness of Londonderry to Pitmen, on Chilton Moor, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Dinner given by Frances Marchioness of Londonderry to Pitmen, on Chilton Moor, 1856. A great festal meeting at a coalmine between Sunderland and Seaham in the north of England

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Les terrils de Sacré Madame, 1897. Creator: Maximilien Luce

Les terrils de Sacré Madame, 1897. Creator: Maximilien Luce
Les terrils de Sacre Madame, 1897. The slag heaps of Sacre Madame. Coal mine in the western suburbs of Charleroi

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: The employment of women at pit mouths - breakfast time, 1886. Creator: Unknown

The employment of women at pit mouths - breakfast time, 1886. Creator: Unknown
The employment of women at pit mouths - breakfast time, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Pendulum-Room at the Bottom of the Harton Coal-Pit, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Pendulum-Room at the Bottom of the Harton Coal-Pit, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Pendulum-Room at the Bottom of the Harton Coal-Pit, 1854. Experiment to determine the weight of the Earth. The apparatus consists of two astronomical clocks with compensation pendulums

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Mouth of the Harton Coal-Pit, South Shields, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Mouth of the Harton Coal-Pit, South Shields, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Mouth of the Harton Coal-Pit, South Shields, 1854. Mr. Airy['s] grand object was to arrive at the weight of our globe...it being necessary to know this before we can proceed to determine

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Entrance to the Coal-Mine of Heraclea, on the Black Sea, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Entrance to the Coal-Mine of Heraclea, on the Black Sea, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Entrance to the Coal-Mine of Heraclea, on the Black Sea, 1854. Fuel for allied ships during the Crimean War. The new system of steam-warfare demands an immediate supply of coal...the coal-pits of

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Company housing, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Company housing, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers, near Price, Utah. Company housing. Rent approximately eight dollars monthly in Utah coal town

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Home and family of a Utah coal miner...near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Home and family of a Utah coal miner...near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Home and family of a Utah coal miner. Consumers, near Price, Utah

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Main street, Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Main street, Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Main street, Utah coal town. Consumers, near Price, Utah

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Home and family of a Utah coal miner...near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Home and family of a Utah coal miner...near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Home and family of a Utah coal miner. Consumers, near Price, Utah

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Utah coal mining town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Utah coal mining town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Utah coal mining town. Consumers, near Price, Utah. "Dumping grounds of the West"

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Housing in Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Housing in Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers, near Price, Utah. Housing in Utah coal town

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Blue Blaze coal mine, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Blue Blaze coal mine, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Blue Blaze coal mine. Consumers, near Price, Utah

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Company housing in coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah. 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Company housing in coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah. 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers, near Price, Utah. Company housing in coal town

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Miners coming home, Blue Blaze mine, Consumers, mining town near Price, Utah, 1936

Miners coming home, Blue Blaze mine, Consumers, mining town near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Blue Blaze mine. Consumers, mining town near Price, Utah. Miners coming home

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Company housing, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Company housing, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers, near Price, Utah. Company housing. Rent approximately eight dollars monthly in Utah coal town

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Company housing in coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Company housing in coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers, near Price, Utah. Company housing in coal town

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Main street in a Utah coal mining settlement, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936

Main street in a Utah coal mining settlement, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Main street in a Utah coal mining settlement. Consumers, near Price

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: View of company-owned houses, Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936

View of company-owned houses, Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers, near Price, Utah. View of company-owned houses. Utah coal town

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Blue Blaze coal mine, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Blue Blaze coal mine, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Consumers. Blue Blaze coal mine. Near Price, Utah

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Main street, Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Main street, Utah coal town, Consumers, near Price, Utah, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Main street, Utah coal town. Consumers, near Price, Utah

Background imageCoal Mining Collection: Utah coal miners houses, Blue Blaze mine, Consumer, near Price, Utah. 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Utah coal miners houses, Blue Blaze mine, Consumer, near Price, Utah. 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Utah coal miners houses. Consumer, near Price, Utah. Blue Blaze mine



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