Coal mining (78 pages found in this category)


Howe Bridge Mines Rescue Station

First mines rescue station on the Lancashire Coalfield, opened in 1908 in Lovers Lane Howe Bridge, Atherton, Lancashire, England.

Hugh Tremenheere

Career civil servant and inspector of schools, and from 1843 to 1859 the first inspector of mines.

Hulton Collieries

The Hulton Colliery Company operated on the Lancashire Coalfield from the mid-19th century in Over Hulton and Westhoughton, Lancashire.

Huskar Pit Disaster

Deaths of 26 boys and girls working underground, drowned by an overflowing stream.

Irwell Valley Fault

Redirected to Pendleton Fault.

John Blenkinsop

Mining engineer at Charles Brandling’s Middleton Collieries who patented a rack and pinion system for a steam locomotive and commissioned the first practical railway locomotive from Fenton, Murray and Wood’s Round Foundry in Holbeck, Leeds in 1811.

Kaye’s Mineral Line

Standard gauge mineral line built to serve the pits owned by the Lister Kayes of Denby Grange in West Yorkshire.

Lancashire and Cheshire Coalfield

The Lancashire and Cheshire Coalfield in North West England was one of the most important British coalfields. Its coal seams were formed from the vegetation of tropical swampy forests in the Carboniferous period more than 300 million years ago.

Lancashire and Cheshire Miners Permanent Relief Society

Form of friendly society started in 1872 to provide financial assistance to miners who were unable to work after being injured in industrial accidents in collieries on the Lancashire Coalfield.

Lancashire and Cheshire Miners’ Federation

Trade union founded in the aftermath of a bitter and violent seven-week strike in 1881.