Yorkshire Doncaster Collieries Denaby & Cadeby Main Collieries: The Development of a Mining Community

Denaby & Cadeby Main Collieries: The Development of a Mining Community

 Denaby & Cadeby Main Collieries: The Development of a Mining Community
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Weight 0.29 kg
 
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Dave Fordham, Sb, A5, 108pp with 65 illustrations

In 1863, John Buckingham Pope headed a consortium of promotors keen to exploit the coal reserves in an undeveloped portion of the South Yorkshire Coalfield. With a reputation for commercial efficiency, the Denaby & Cadeby Main Collieries Ltd developed Denaby and Cadeby Main Collieries and built a settlement of 2,100 house to accommodate their workforce, with the aim of producing 2,000,000 tons of coal per year. The colliery company created a frontier settlement, where they had almost despotic powers over the entire village and the ruthlessness of the colliery management naturally hardened the men’s attitudes but did the village really deserve the reputation of being the worst village in England?
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