Coal Mining [USED] The Miners and Coal Levels of Gwent

[USED] The Miners and Coal Levels of Gwent

[USED] The Miners and Coal Levels of Gwent
SKU 193691
Weight 0.30 kg
 
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Colin Spencer, sb, A5, 128pp

This absorbing collection of photographs and ephemera illustrates life as it was for the coal-level miners of Gwent throughout history. Divided into three sections, the book starts with levels operational in the 1980s, including fascinating photographs of men, mines and horses. Breaking up the photographs are enlightening plans and maps. The second chapter goes on to explore the older levels. An astounding amount of information has been found to accompany the photographs, such as the locations, owners, numbers employed, wages and deaths. Also included in this section are extracts from ‘The Royal Commission for the Employment of Children 1842’ which makes for interesting reading. The final chapter takes a look at the last remaining working levels in Gwent, and reminds us that the current workers may be the last generation to extract coal using the methods of their forefathers
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