(David Tonks) Fifty years ago Britain was reliant on coal for its energy needs. Across the country, over a million Brits worked as miners, risking injury and often their lives to extract this “black gold” from the earth.
This book by David Tonks, who was brought up in an East Durham colliery village, will help you discover the world in which your mining ancestors lived – a world that, perhaps, is more complex and fascinating that you might imagine. In addition the book establishes which records are available and how to access them.
183 pages. Soft covers.