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Landles and Cadell: Colliery Acts (1775 and 1799) and the Children's Employment Commission (1842)

My initial focus with The Landles Project is on the East Lothian town of Tranent. I headed to Register House in Edinburgh a couple of months ago to see what information I could find on all the births, marriages and deaths in Tranent and I am currently piecing all the information together. 1,835 more words


Dinnington colliery band Brassed off.

My parents moved to Anston from Sheffield in 1966.  I used to go to cubs in Dinnington, shop there and attended the local Comprehensive school.  I still didn’t really get the mining community until I watched the Brassed off film. 200 more words


Pit Brow Lass

Continuing the theme of occupations, this carte-de-visite puzzled me at first. It’s dog-eared appearance did not offer many clues, but persistence paid off; it is the image of a… 117 more words

Forgotten Ancestors

Where were you?

Everyone of my age and older is able to remember exactly where they were when President Kennedy was shot, and so it is with another event with people from Wales, we all remember exactly where we were when we heard of the disaster at Aberfan, when a coal tip slid down a mountainside and buried a school and the nearby houses.. 405 more words


Somerset Coal

We went on a brilliant walk last weekend, starting in Pensford, taking in the Stanton Drew Stone Circles and the village, and then along to Stanton Wick and Pensford Colliery and back down to where we had started. 956 more words


Back to Blighty #20 - Lochore Meadows Country Park

Lochore Meadows Country Park, in Lochgelly, Fife, is on the site of a former colliery.  What was once an expanse of industrial waste and coal bing hillocks was transformed into an outdoor space for people to enjoy.   323 more words



Dim light: his company

walls drain pain to wet floor
comrades eat slowly

bites mix with coal
sitting on lips and outer layer

of flesh cocktail dives… 36 more words

A Poem By Manolis