A History of Mining in the Heanor Area

A History of Mining in the Heanor Area

A History of Mining in the Heanor Area

Published by the Heanor and District Local History Society, 70 pages. A5 size Booklet (N4716P1)

Heanor is a town in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire, and lies around 8 miles north-east of Derby, and this booklet provides a fascinating history of mining in the area in decades and centuries gone by. Sections include:

  • The development of the local coalfield
  • The coalfield around Heanor
  • The coal seams
  • The beginning of mining
  • Early methods of mining
  • The 18th century
  • The 19th century
  • Recorded coal and ironstone workings
  • The 20th century
  • The employment of children in the mines
  • Working conditions in the early mines
  • Mining memories
  • An explosion at Shipley Coppice colliery June 1943
  • Opencast mining

The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

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