Northern Mining Roots, by Bernard McCormickNorthern Mining Roots, by Bernard McCormick
Published by the author in 2005, 170 pages. Paperback (S7618WSO)
From the foreword: In the years starting 1700 in the North of England there were great changes in our way of life, and the wealth of the country at this time was coal. This precious commodity from the strata below us was the source of growth and prosperity that we were depending on to pay our way in the world. Rich men from the south of England with rich landowners within the region took advantage of the tremendous demand for coal and its by products to make vast profits. They exploited the land as well as hard working miners from the northern areas of the country.
In this book I have completed an A to Z of the ownership of Collieries, sinking dates and a wealth of other information on the industry that our forefathers relied on for a meagre living in days gone by, and the book also includes photographs of many of the most important collieries....
The condition of the book is generally good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a name and inscription that has been tipexed out on the inside front cover.