Coal Mining in Lancashire & Cheshire
Author - Alan Davies
Paperback - 224 pages
The area of Lancashire and Cheshire can be considered one of the homes of the Industrial Revolution, and it was the abundance of coal close to the surface that literally helped fuel the great growth in cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. With poor roads, it was easier to move coal by water and so Lancashire landowners developed the first canals in Britain. Lancashire coal powered the cotton mills, the steelworks and the ironworks, it powered the locomotives that transported people and goods, and it fuelled the ships that brought raw products to the UK and exported engineering wonders to the rest of the world.
This book tells the story of the Lancashire and Cheshire Coalfield, using a selection of rare and previously unpublished images showing both the industry itself and the human face of one of the world's most dangerous jobs.