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The Exhall Colliery Disaster
For 33 years the extensive coalfield of Warwickshire had been free from serious disaster. Tragically this impressive record was marred by a calamity that took place at the Exhall Colliery ...
The Exhall Colliery Disaster - Inquest
(An account of the disaster can be found in this article) The circumstances of the disaster were investigated by the Coroner and jury at Coventry County Hall. The first witness was Dr. ...
Baddesley and Baxterley Winding Wheel Memorials
Travel to Baddesley Ensor and Baxterley nowadays, and the area is the epitome of rural Warwickshire. Its mining heritage is not forgotten, however, even though the mine closed in 1989. ...
The Wilmcote Plesiosaur
During the 19th century, the Jurassic limestone layers of southern and eastern Warwickshire were quarried for flooring, gravestones and walling, and for making lime and cement. Workmen often uncovered amazing fossils ...
Coalmining Children in Warwickshire
Young boys were employed in Warwickshire coalfields in the 18th and 19th centuries. 6d a day in 1729 A coal account book in the Newdigate archives refers to the use of boys ...
The North Warwick Colliery Closure Phasing Plan, 1965
This record1 shows the plan and proposed time scale for closing the North Warwick Colliery in 1965. This process was thought to take nine months and involved removing and dismantling machinery, ...
The Baddesley Colliery Disaster
Warwickshire has a long and proud heritage of coal mining, with the Warwickshire coalfield extending across the county from Warwick to Tamworth. Towns such as Bedworth owe much of their ...
'Burned in all the Best Grates' - Coal Mining Around Polesworth
The Warwickshire County Record Office holds quite a lot of photographs and records of the coal mining industry which went on in and around Polesworth. This industry was spurred by ...
Warwickshire Miners' Convalescent Home
The Miners’ Welfare Fund was introduced under the provisions of the Mining Industry Act 1920. The fund was raised from a levy of 1d per ton of coal produced, increasing ...
Nystagmus in Warwickshire Mining Compensation Records
Warwickshire County Record Office holds a couple of dozen Compensation Registers from the Midland Colliery Owners’ Mutual Indemnity Company (MCOMIC), the pre-nationalisation employers’ insurance company. These registers list payments for occupational illness or injuries ...
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