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Coal Collection

"Unearthing the Riches

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Coal Collection: The last shift of miners prepare to go down Boldon Colliery bringing to a close 116 years
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Coal Collection: The Needles, Horsham, Interior
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Coal Collection: England, Northumberland, Newbiggin by the sea
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Coal Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
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Coal Collection: National coal strike - demands of miners 1912
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Coal Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s
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Coal Collection: South Yorkshire Coalfield, c. 1925
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Coal Collection: Miners Coming to Work
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Coal Collection: Markham Colliery, Mining
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Coal Collection: Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Coalmine pithead silhouetted at dusk
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Coal Collection: Coal / Durham Pit Pony
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Coal Collection: Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Shaft and gear at Vane Tempest Colliery, Seaham
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Coal Collection: Miner and canary
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Coal Collection: Wrights Coal Tar Soap - WW1
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Coal Collection: Gelli coalmine, Rhondda, South Wales
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Coal Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797
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Coal Collection: Arthur Scargill at home near Barnsley, Yorkshire. One of Arthur
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Coal Collection: Durham Miners Gala - The Easington miners lodge banner
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Coal Collection: Collieries at Treeton, Fence and Orgreave near Rotherham
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Coal Collection: Coal miner filling truck, South Wales mine
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Coal Collection: Miner riding drams, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Humphrey Jennings The Silent Village (1943)
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Coal Collection: Norton from the survey of W and J Fairbank, 1804
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Coal Collection: View of Portreath, Cornwall. 1895
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Coal Collection: Fittleworth Smithy interior with two blacksmiths
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Coal Collection: England, Tyne and Wear, Angel of the North. The Angel of the North statue near the cities of
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Coal Collection: Cwmpennar Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Sketch map of Hook, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
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Coal Collection: St Georges Square, Pimlico, London
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Coal Collection: Welsh Colliery / 1960
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Coal Collection: PIT PONIES / 1853
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Coal Collection: Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho)
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Coal Collection: Coal mining by G. H. Davis
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Coal Collection: England, Northumberland, Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum
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Coal Collection: Unemployed coal miners demonstrating at Jarrow, England, in 1936
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Coal Collection: Marine Colliery, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
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Coal Collection: Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales
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Coal Collection: New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
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Coal Collection: Riot at Mold in Flintshire
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Coal Collection: Consett Ironworks
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Coal Collection: COAL MINE / PENITENT
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Coal Collection: Painting by Lesage
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Coal Collection: England, Tyne and Wear, Angel of the North


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"Unearthing the Riches: A Journey Through Coal's Legacy" Step back in time and witness the indomitable spirit miners as they ascend from the depths of South Wales' shaft lifts. Their unwavering determination fueled an entire industry, shaping towns like Sheffield into bustling hubs of progress. In 1797, W. Fairbank meticulously mapped out Sheffield's intricate layout, showcasing how coal became intertwined with its very foundations. Engraved by Thomas Harris, this plan serves as a testament to the pivotal role that coal played in shaping Yorkshire's history. Venturing further underground, we find ourselves amidst the grit and sweat of miners working at the coalface in South Wales. These brave souls risked their lives daily to extract this black gold that powered nations and illuminated countless homes. Amidst World War I chaos, Wrights Coal Tar Soap emerged as a symbol of resilience and hygiene for soldiers on the frontlines. Its medicinal properties provided solace amidst adversity – a small reminder of home during tumultuous times. The bond between miner and canary was one forged by necessity; these feathered companions acted as silent sentinels against invisible dangers lurking within mineshafts. Their sacrifice saved countless lives, serving as a poignant reminder of both fragility and strength. As dawn breaks over mining communities across Britain, we witness miners coming to work with steely resolve etched upon their faces. Each day brought forth new challenges but also camaraderie born from shared experiences deep within Gelli coalmine in Rhondda Valley. Traveling back through time to England's industrial revolution in the 1850s reveals towering collieries dotting landscapes – symbols of progress amid soot-stained skies. These structures stood tall as testaments to human ingenuity harnessed for economic growth. Durham Miners Gala stands proud among traditions celebrating mining heritage; The Easington miners lodge banner unfurls, carrying the hopes and dreams of generations past.