South Yorkshire Mining Villages: A History of the Region's Former Coal Mining Communities

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Over a period of more than 150 years between the late eighteenth century and the 1930s the South Yorkshire rural landscape was transformed by coal mining and the movement of coal. But it was not just the development of collieries, canals and railways that caused this transformation. The population of the coalfield grew at a phenomenal rate and the new mining population, many of them migrants from other parts of the country, had to be housed near to the collieries where they worked. Small residential colonies were built near ...

South Yorkshire Mining Villages: A History of the Region's Former Coal Mining Communities 2017, Pen & Sword History, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9781473880771

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