Here is a list of useful and interesting websites providing information about coal mining in Britain:
Access to Archives
A2A database contains catalogues of archives held across England and dating from the 1900s to the present day.
The Coal Authority
The Coal Authority is a government organisation which licenses coal mining operations in Great Britain today and provides public access to information on past and present coal mining operations.
Durham Mining Museum
Wealth of mining information covering County Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland
Northern Mines Research Society
Online map showing collieries and much more.
National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)
Represents miners and the coal industry in UK past and present.
Big Pit – National Coal Museum for Wales
Search for winners of the British Empire Medal, often with details of rescues after accidents in mines.
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
Provides access to information about the Library and it's Library catalogue.
Disability and Industrial Society
A comparative cultural history for British Coalfields, 1780 - 1948