Inspired by the lives of his great-grandparents, Sam Jefferson’s 'Sing Beneath the Sun' tells a tragic, yet hopeful story of the mining and cotton milling communities of Barnsley during the early 20th century.
A collection of work by Norman Cornish one of the best known pit town artists.
Norman Cornish is considered by many as the Lowry of the Pits and documented life in the thriving pit villages of Co Durham. This book by Robert McManners and Gillian Wales includes artwork in the National Coal Mining Museum’s collection such as Berriman’s Chip Van.
Robert Mcmanners & Gillian Wales analyse the work of the major coalfield artists in the North East of England . The book celebrates the work of over 70 coalfield artists including The Ashington Group, Norman Cornish, Tom McGuiness and Bob Olley and considers why there is such a rich variety of coal mining art which is not found in other industries.
Being related to a coal miner came with privileges including the ability to compete for the title of Coal Queen. Find out what competing meant to the participants, what they won and how winning shaped their lives.
This book tells the story of the Lancashire and Cheshire Coalfield, using a selection of rare and previously unpublished images showing both the industry itself and the human face of one of the world's most dangerous jobs.
Miners' Battalion, A History of the 12th (Pioneers) King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1914-1918 follows the battalion throughout the war and shows how the men, mainly Yorkshire miners, applied their civilian skills to the purposes of war.