More on UK mining history

Developed by Ian Winstanley this is the UK’s largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining – including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths.  There are dozens of historical photos on site, and a useful list of mining terminology

West Riding of Yorkshire coat of arms.

Image via Wikipedia

You can also read the edited version by Ian of the CHILDREN’S EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION 1842.  REPORT by JELINGER C. SYMONS Esq., on the Employment of Children and Young Persons in the Mines and Collieries of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and on the State, Condition and Treatment of such Children and Young Persons.


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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