Coal Mines around Accrington and Blackburn

British Mining No 64 –¬†Coal Mines around Accrington and Blackburn

By Jack Nadin

In his second book for the NMRS on the Lancashire Coalfield Jack Nadin looks at the history and remains of coal mining in Church, Accrington, Oswaltwistle, Baxenden, Blackburn and Darwen.

With few exceptions, the mines here closed earlier than they did in the adjoining Burnley Coalfield, but once again they were dominated by George Hargreaves & Company.

As before, the author uses a mix of historical research and newspaper articles, together with maps, plans and photographs and includes a useful index of personal names.

A5 160pp, 30 figs, 23 plates
ISBN 0 901450 51 0
(NMRS members discount 25%)
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Look Inside to see some sample pages including the table of contents and index of personal names.


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