Small Mines of South Wales (Volume 2), by A.J. Booth
Published by the Industrial Railway Society in 1997, 112 pages. Hardback - c.18.5cm by 25cm (N6055)
From the rear side cover: The valleys of South Wales are famous for their coal. The well known deep mines are now all closed, with the exception of the privatised and re-opened Tower Colliery, but the industry limps on, Licenced private coal mines still operate in the Principality, now down to nineteen, compared to hundreds which operated in the heyday of the industry, In volume one (still available) the author described and illustrated 32 small mines, and this book now presents a further 34, together with an Appendix listing all known mines in the period from 1980 to 1997. These mines were full of character, as witness the book's 145 photographs, and 34 site plans
Condition of the book is generally excellent. The dust jacket is clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.