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Useful Websites

Useful Websites

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

London Gazette
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.

National Mining Museum Scotland
Provides access to useful mining fact sheets and information about mining in Scotland.

Mining Technology
An online resource for the mining industry.

Disability and Industrial Society
A comparative cultural history for British Coalfields, 1780 – 1948