Coal mining (78 pages found in this category)


1881 Lancashire miners’ strike

Bitter and violent Lancashire miners’ strike of 1881 that lasted for seven weeks, and ended with no resolution.

Andrew Knowles & Sons

Andrew Knowles and Sons was a coal mining company that operated on the Manchester Coalfield in and around Clifton, in the historic county of Lancashire, England.

Astley and Tyldesley Collieries

Colliery company formed in 1900, became part of Manchester Collieries in 1929, and some of its collieries were nationalised in 1947.

Bank Hall Colliery

Coal mine near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley, Lancashire., the town’s largest and deepest pit.

Battle of Howe Bridge

The Battle of Howe Bridge took place on 4 February 1881 against the background of an acrimonious strike by 50,000 miners from pits on the Lancashire coalfield that was characterised by mobs of miners picketing working pits.

Bedford Colliery

Colliery in Leigh sunk by John Speakman at Wood End Farm in the northeast part of Bedford in 1875

Bedford Colliery explosion

Explosion of firedamp on Friday 13 August 1886 which caused the deaths of 38 miners at Bedford No. 2 Pit in Leigh, on the Lancashire Coalfield.

Boothstown Mines Rescue Station

Mines rescue station serving the collieries of the Lancashire and Cheshire Coal Owners on the Lancashire Coalfield, opened in 1933.

Bradford Colliery

Bradford Colliery was a coal mine in Bradford, Manchester, England.

Bradford Colliery Brickworks

Bradford Colliery Brickworks operated on the site of the Bradford Colliery in Bradford, Greater Manchester, then in the historic county of Lancashire, England,