Welcome to the Mining 2000 Page
This page was developed to mark the new century in 2000. Since then it has remained as a simple testament to the loss of one of this country's major industries. In March 2019 Dave Douglass attended a lecture with the title of, "Mining Industry, What Mining Industry?", from speaker: Paul Bradley, CEng, CMgr, FIMMM, MCMI. With a bleak picture of the industry twenty years later, Dave Douglass comments on;
On this and the following pages, we will be taking a look at the collieries that are still working today. We will look at their history, their present situation and the forecast for their futures.
We have utilised various sources and references in compiling the Mining 2000 section. Some of this is anecdotal comes from the men and women of the pit communities themselves. From Union officials from the mine companies, some from local papers and publications. Dave Douglass had collected much of the technical , mining data together with social and Trade Union histories during research work for a number of his books and more particularly his MA Thesis on mining contracts nation-wide. The base technical material has come from the recent DTI report on current and forecasted trends in the industry drawn up by International Mining Consultants. Some of the plans used come from here while others came from the respective collieries themselves during the research period. We have had cooperation both from RJB Mining and Hatfield Coal Company in collating materials.
We have used many photographs to illustrate these pages. Some are the copyright of Stuart Tomlins, Chairman Of The Shropshire mines Trust, while others are the copyright of A Covell and Dave Douglass. We will endeavour to include the copyright details of photographs we use. If you feel we have missed crediting anyone for their original work, please inform us and we will try to correct the matter.
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Ayle Pit Northumberland
Betws, Ammanford, Carms.
Clipstone Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Daw Mill Coventry, Warwickshire
Ellington The last of the North East mines
Gleision Colliery Cilybebyll
nr Rhos, South Wales
Harworth Colliery Harworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Hatfield Main Colliery Stainforth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Hay Royds West Yorkshire
Hill Top Colliery Forest of
Kellingley Knottingley, North Yorkshire
Longannet Clackmannan, Scotland
Maltby Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Monument Pit Gloucestershire
Phoenix and Hopewell, Gloucestershire
Prince of Wales Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Rossington Colliery Rossington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
The Free Miners of The Royal Forest Of Dean
The Selby Complex including: North Selby, Riccall, Whitemoor, Stillingfleet, Wistow & Gascoigne Wood
Thoresby Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire
Thorne Colliery Thorne, Nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Tower Colliery Hirwaun, Glamorgan, South Wales
Welbeck Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
The Nottingham Coalfield The rise and decline of the Nottinghamshire Area
These pages are still under construction and, since this
is rather a large project, may be for some time.We are looking for photographs
and information which we can include in these pages.
Also, we have no information at all on these small mines. If anyone could provide us with photographs, historical data, anecdotes, or any other material, we would be extremely grateful.
CRAIG Y PANT COLLIERY
- Betws - Blenkinsopp
- Clipstone - Daw Mill
- Ellington - Gleision
- Harworth - Hatfield
Main - Hay Royds