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- DescriptionCoal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields - distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames, slag heaps and mining villages - made up Britain's industrial heartlands. Coal was kwn as 'black gold' but it was only brought to the surface with skill and at considerable risk, with flooding, rock falls and gas explosions a constant danger. Coal miners became a recognised force in British political life, forming a vociferous and often militant lobby for better working conditions and a decent standard of living. This beautifully illustrated guide to Britain's industrial heritage covers t just the mines, but the lives of the workers away from the pits, with a focus on the cultural and religious life of mining communities.
- Author BiographyRichard Hayman is an architectural historian who has for many years been involved with the listing of historic buildings in Wales and England. He is the author of the Shire books Wrought Iron, The Green Man, The Tudor Reformation and The Iron Industry.
- Author(s)Richard Hayman
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication25/08/2016
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleShire Library
- Series Part/Volume Number836
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Shire
- Content Note35 b/w; 31 Col
- Weight153 g
- Width149 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine6 mm
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