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Making the difference in the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire coalfield communities

Making the difference in the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire coalfield communities

the Coalfields Taskforce report.

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Written in English


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ContributionsLeicestershire (England). County Council., Derbyshire (England). County Council., North West Leicestershire (England). District Council., Coalfields Task Force.
The Physical Object
Pagination21 pages ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19286441M

  Out of two and half thousand miners in the county's coalfield, only a tiny number went out on strike for the duration of the conflict. They were dubbed the Dirty Thirty. BBC Leicester's Ben. HC Deb 20 November vol cc § Relevant documents: First Report of the Energy Committee, Session –87, on the Coal Industry and the Memorandum setting out the Government's Response to that Report (House of Commons Papers Nos. .

Measham is a large village in the county of Leicestershire, England, close to its borders with Derbyshire, Staffordshire and lies off the A42, miles ( km) south of Ashby de la Zouch, the closest town, and within the National Forest. Historically in Derbyshire, it lay in an enclave absorbed into Leicestershire in The name is thought to mean "homestead on the River District: North West Leicestershire. Your Guide to Primary Education Welcome On behalf of Leicestershire County Council, I am pleased to welcome parents, carers and children to this year’s Your Guide to Primary Education for entry September , and general admissions.

Cohesive Communities in Leicestershire iii Executive Summary Community cohesion is a key issue for local authorities, particularly since the disturbances in a few towns in northern England in and in light of recent national and international events. etc.—which can impact on how coheFile Size: 1MB. Spring in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Our gardens and woodlands are a riot of colour as flowers such as bluebells, wisteria, rhododendrons and lilac bloom. Our parklands provide the perfect surroundings for walks, picnics and games.


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Making the difference in the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire coalfield communities Download PDF EPUB FB2

Leicestershire & South Derbyshire Coalfield This is an interactive map, point to a location with your mouse to see basic information, click to go to that page. The main coalfield lies in a ten mile square area centred on Ashby-de-la-Zouch, extending across the county boundary.

The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield in the English Midlands is one of the smaller British coalfields. The two areas are sometimes separately referred to as the South Derbyshire Coalfield and the Leicestershire of the worked coal seams are contained within the Lower and Middle Coal Measures which are of Upper Carboniferous age.

The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield landform consists of a plateau with unrestricted views of shallow valleys and gentle ridges that become less pronounced in the south due to a layer of glacial till.

To the east the land rises steeply, affording views of the Charnwood National Character Area (NCA). Derbyshire (/ ˈ d ɑːr b i ʃ ər,-ʃ ɪər /) is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.

The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Constituent country: England.

The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield has exposed Coal Measures in Derbyshire and concealed Coal Measures further Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield Character Area 71 Part 1 - south within Leicestershire.

The exposed coalfield comprises Lower, Middle and Upper Coal Measures of the Carboniferous period. The Local Coalfield History. The Leicestershire Derbyshire coalfield is derived into two distinct areas split by a major geographical problem called the Boothorpe fault.

The areas are called the Eastern Basin which is mainly in Leicestershire and the Western Basin which is mainly in Derbyshire. heads along the Up Goods at Lenton South Junction with a loaded MGR coal train which I suspect is the Cotgrave colliery - Ratcliffe power station MGR circuit duty, 3rd September was built at Doncaster works and entered traffic in Octoberallocated to Toton for Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Derbyshire coalfield duties.

The Derbyshire Coalfield is located in the east of the county, stretching from the outskirts of Sheffield in the north, to the Trent valley in the south. A broad belt of low-lying land, approximately 10km wide and 45km in length. It forms part of the greater Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Yorkshire Coalfield region, which embraces the major.

Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Coalfield Character Area 38 Part 1 - Introduction The Derbyshire Coalfield is located in the east of the county, stretching from the outskirts of Sheffield in the north, to the Trent Valley in the south and is a broad belt of.

The Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield landform consists of a plateau with unrestricted views of shallow valleys and gentle ridges that become less pronounced in the south due to a layer of glacial till.

To the east the land rises steeply, affording views of the Charnwood National Character Area (NCA). Ancient woodland straddles part of the boundary in the north, where the land.

A history in pictures of the mining communities of towns such as Coalville and Swadlincote. 90 pages packed with photographs. A Pictorial History of the North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire Coalfield: Reprint.

Few are aware of the quieter attractions of the south, where the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire rub shoulders.

Although I knew something of the area, Oswald Hull's book opened my eyes to South Derbyshire's fascinating industrial and agricultural past. The author maintains a good balance between well-researched 4/5(1).

In its heyday in the early s, Derbyshire's pits produced over 16m tons of coal a year and, from some mines, iron and clay as well. Markham in the north-east of the county, with ten working faces, as compared with the usual 2 or 3, was the biggest colliery in Europe.

The glossary contains definitions of over words and terms used by miners in the Derbyshire orefield. Most entries are accompanied with contemporary quotations and historical information.

If you have a burning desire to know the meaning of cackle mackle, gingonin or fotmel, you need this book. Collieries operating in the South Derbyshire & Leicestershire Coalfield between During the early s miners’ unions were set up in both the Leicestershire and South Derbyshire districts of the East Midlands Coalfield.

Both of these early unions suffered due to their relatively small size, restricted finances plus an inability to. Contact Us - South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group. Home Local Coalfield History Exhibition Galleries Links Contact Us. Contact Us Monica Hudson Maurice West Keith Moore Find Us.

Our FREE exhibition, showcasing some of our collection, is now open to the general public 7 days a week at Conkers. Synopsis This book discusses about a way of life ended in Leicestershire when Bagworth Colliery, one of the oldest and longest running traditional deep mines in the country, closed in The author, David Bell has met and talked to some of those ex-miners about what it was like to be part /5(5).

In south Staffordshire, unemployment has fallen by 58% since It has fallen by 51% in south Derbyshire, and as I said earlier, by 30% in Yorkshire.

That goes to show the central truth that the best way to help coalfield communities now is to have a strong and healthy economy, and we cannot do that unless we have an economic plan. New book shares the best folk tales in Leicestershire - including how Griffydam got its name has penned a new book documenting the best.

As the title indicates, "Memories" is full of personal stories and anecdotes from much of the long life of the Leicestershire coalfields. It covers families of miners and individuals, the ponies, the range of jobs, the strikes and of course the disasters/5(3).

East Midlands Coalfield. Historic images of the collieries of the East Midlands Coalfield, showing the surface workings, colliery buildings, engines houses and head frames, loading screens and banks, drifts, levels, shafts, railway connections, sidings and colliery owned wagons, underground scenes and groups of miners, from the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.The geology of the Leicestershire coal-field and of the country around Ashby-de-la-Zouch [Edward Hull] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts.7. The Unnecessary Defeat. AGAINST all the odds the striking miners and their families held firm into the New Year.

Deserted though they had been by the TUC, the mining communities fought on, sustained by the vast solidarity network which had grown up around them. They had been out for ten months, nearly three months longer than the lockout.