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Coalmining in West Fife

Dunfermline Central Library.

Coalmining in West Fife

a bibliography of material held in Dunfermline Central Library.

by Dunfermline Central Library.

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Published by Dunfermline District Libraries in Dunfermline .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination28p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21075660M

Books shelved as coal-mining: Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, How Gre. Coal mining in Fife has an industrial history of four hundred years, although, in the East Neuk of Fife, despite many accessible and shallow deposits, the industry is long inactive. John McManus provides a survey of the geology and a history of the socio-economic factors that led .

Scottish Mines Coal has been central to the story of Scotland over much of the past two centuries. A chance of geology meant that a large part of the heart of the country was home to a series of rich coalfields extending from Ayrshire in the south west through Lanarkshire, the Lothians, Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Fife. The report confirmed that, out of all the UK’s former coalfield areas, Fife’s percentage of 16 to year-olds claiming incapacity benefits stood at %, with just West Cumbria (%) and.

PRODUCTION. Archaeologists have provided evidence that coal was used in Roman camps (Navitie Hill) during the Roman occupation of Britain in the second and third centuries, but the first reliable written records of mining in Fife relate to a charter given by the landowner of the Pittencrieff estate to the Abbot of Dunfermline in to open a coal "heugh" on the estate, "in such a way. Spiralarm Miners Lamp. Ending Today at AM GMT. 1h 57m Click & Collect. Miners safety lamp by John Davis of Derby, Davis Kirkby lamp. Click & Collect. New listing Miners Pit Lamp Check Pre Colliery Tally Betteshanger # Ending 3 Mar at PM GMT. 6d 16h Click & Collect Theme: Colliery. & Williams Ltd - Miners Lamp - Loft.


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Coalmining in West Fife: a bibliography of material held in Dunfermline Central Library. Other Authors. Dunfermline District Libraries. Published. Dunfermline: Dunfermline District Libraries, Physical Description.

28 p. ; 30 cm. Subjects. Coal mines and mining -- Scotland -- Fife -- Bibliography. Notes. Includes bibliographical. Fife was one of Scotland’s main coal mining areas for hundreds of years and the industry had a massive impact Coalmining in West Fife book people’s working and social lives.

A wide range of material from collieries and mining communities is held by our museums. Most is from the coalfields of west and central Fife from the late 19th century right up to the s.

List of Fife Pits,Memorial book,Places of Interest,Historical Notes on the Pits. The life of a miner is a dangerous occupation. From the moment he sets foot in the cage to descend to his work, he is in constant danger of a violent death, or of injury that will render life a burden to him.

The coal-bearing strata operated upon in the county of Fife is divided into two sections - West Fife and East Fife - or rather the Dunfermline and Wemyss fields.

The Dunfermline field extends from Culross on the west to Cardenden and Kirkcaldy on the east, and the Wemyss field commences at Dysart and holds through the parishes of Dysart and. Fife Mining Heritage. The site is updated on a regular basis. If you have any items you wish to see on this site or any suggestions please contact Society.

The Fife Coalfield old We aim to produce a a complete history of the Fife Coalfield on the following links. The Fife Coalfield was one of the principal coalfields in fifty collieries were in operation at various times between the middle of the nineteenth century and the closure of the last pit in The coalfield extended across the southern part of Fife where rocks of the Coal Measures Group occur and was one of a series of coalfields throughout the Midland Valley from which coal.

Central Scottish Coalfields When the coal industry was nationalised inthere were collieries in Scotland; now there are none. The last six pits to close were Killoch (), Bilston Glen (), Barony (), Frances (), Monktonhall () & Longannet ().

Comment: Good++; Hardcover; Very light wear to covers; Highlighting to about 15 pages, otherwise unmarked pages; Good binding with straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box; Black cloth covers with title in gold lettering along spine;Lindsay S Reeks Publishing; pages; "Scottish Coalmining Ancestors," by Lindsay S.

Reeks. The Scottish Mining Website provides information on the history of Scottish mining, compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles.

The site includes information on all aspects of life in mining towns and villages from working conditions, accidents and strikes to housing, health and leisure. Currently the site contains more than. COLLIERIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AT WORK IN, The list gives, Name of Colliery, Where situated and Owner's Name.

45 Howard's West Hartley, Nedderton, Morpeth, Owners of Howard's West Hartley Colliery. 46 Kibblesworth, Gateshead, John Bowes and Partners. 4 Shipley Moor, Bingley, J. Fife and Co. 5 Wilsden, Bingley, Wood and Son. As the extractive industries of West Fife developed, increasing numbers of pits needed a railway connection, and on 14 July the West of Fife Mineral Railway was authorised, to build a line between Dunfermline and Killairnie, on the way to Saline.

Good quality blackband ironstone and limestone were known to be available as well as coal. The records include output books, wages books, account books and sales books. Details of coal operations throughout Scotland are given in the coal holdings register (CB16) and related release files (CB17) and plans (RHP 10 ) gathered under the terms of the Coal (Registration of Ownership) Act, Also useful are Robert Bald's reports on.

The Industries of Scotland Coal Mining WHEN it is considered how much the manufacturing interests of the country and many of the comforts of life depend upon coal, it becomes easy to understand the anxiety evinced by political economists as to the results that would probably follow the exhaustion of.

Fife Coal Company Service Record Book of Veteran Employees "Dunfermline Press" 23 November, MINING VETERANS ENTERTAINED. Presentation from Fife Coal Company. Tributes to veterans of the mining industry in West Fife were paid at a social gathering in the Miners' Welfare Institute, Cowdenbeath, on Thursday, when close on two hundred.

This important resource originally created by Ian Winstanley will give you a glimpse into the lives of your coal mining ancestors through photographs of major collieries, a collection of mining poems, mining maps, and Royal Commission Reports on the social and working conditions of those involved in the coal mining industry, from coal owners and mine officials, to the men, women and.

Mining Heritage. likes 2 talking about this. Raising awareness of mining history via an exploration of objects associated with coal production and the mining ers: About this Item: Scottish Mining Museum 20pp This booklet is an illustrated guide to coalmining in Scotland.

Possibly aimed at a school age reader. Small ink scribble on page one otherwise in clean unmarked condition. Glossy card covered paperback in otherwise very good condition 21cm x cm. The first two surgeries will run: 🗓️10am – 12pm, Tuesday 21 April 🗓️ 2pm – 4pm, Thursday 23 April Book your appointment at one of the surgeries by calling my home-working staff on: / / Or email: @ Dr.

Dale Arthur Fife is a gifted pastor, author, teacher and musician with an insatiable passion for intimacy with God. His zeal for the Lord has led him on an incredible journey from his first pastorate of a small rural church in a coalmining town outside of Johnstown, PA, to the co-founding of a large, multiracial, inner-city church in Pittsburgh.4/5(9).

Images of the Past: Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era c. Coal mining, extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth. Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy.

It was the basic energy source that fueled the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th. One of these was a trip to Castlebridge Colliery in Fife. For those of you who don’t know what a colliery is, its a coal mine and and the buildings and equipment associated with it.

Castlebridge Colliery was part of a larger deep coal mine complex in Fife, which is more commonly known as Longannet. The shaft was sunk at a cost of £57 million.A second vein, the East-West vein, was discovered in This was worked from a vertical shaft in the Lowest Opencast, sunk near the intersection of the two veins in The East-West vein was developed on the, and feet levels.

Concrete slabs now mark the position of .