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British Mining No 76 - Ingleton Coalfield

British Mining No 76 - Ingleton Coalfield
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John Bentley, RR Bond nd Mike Gill , NMRS, A5, 146 pp, 19 figs, 51 plates

Although Ingleton springs to mind as being in a farming area, on the edge of
some of Yorkshire's most spectacular landscape, it is a former coal mining
community, and until the late 1930s a colliery stood alongside the main road
(A65) which passes the southern edge of the village.

Following the opening of a memorial to Ingleton's former coal industry, in
June 2004, the authors (John Bentley, Bernard Bond & Mike Gill) agreed to
collaborate in publishing their work on the topic. The resulting book,
which covers mining in the last 400 years, is the first comprehensive
history of the coalfield and corrects a wide variety of errors and omissions
contained in previous articles on the subject. For the first time, a
reliable chronology has been established for the 19th and 20th century

As well as an index of personal names, there are four appendixes listing
miners at Ingleton and giving details of accidents there. The final
appendix covers attempts to work lead ore in the area.