Archive Category: Coalfield Images

These images from the archive at the National Coal Mining Museum for England

Yorkshire Collieries 1947-1994 Book by Eddie Downs

This publication – Yorkshire Collieries 1947-1994 by Eddie Downes published by Think Pit Publications – is available from the National…

Wikipedia Article on Selby Coalfield

This article describes the history of the coalfield and ‘post closure’

Use of a Geosimplan study to assess the need for further exploration of the Selby Coalfield

This report investigates the necessity of further exploration of the Selby Coalfield, concluding that further exploration around each specific shaft…

There’s Life North of Watford: Mining

This documentary details the impact of the Selby Complex on Yorkshire and the hope it provided for the future of…

The Selby Complex by Dave Douglass

This article provides a general history of the Selby Coalfield. It has a particular emphasis on industrial relations at Selby…

The need for tactical exploration of the Selby Coalfield

This report describes methods used to attempt to discover any areas of Selby that might be particularly hazardous. The report…

Selby: The Saving Grace for Coal

This short documentary made during the 1984/85 Miner’s Strike places the development of the Selby coalfield in the context of…

Selby Mines 2018 – North Selby, Riccall, Stillingfleet, Wistow, Whitemoor and Gascoigne Wood

All the coal extracted from the Selby coalfield was taken out via the Gascoigne Wood railhead. A number of access…

Selby Coalfield: Development Implications for British Rail

An open document on the Selby coalfield’s development implications for the British Rail from 1974-1976. This document is held at…

Selby Coalfield

Council for the protection of rural England. Administrative Records. Correspondence and Administrative Files. Yorkshire Folder entitled Selby Coalfield.

Report on the Architectural Design of the Selby Shaft Sites

A ‘ coffee table” publication dated May 1979 by architects Fletcher Ross & Hickling for the NCB North Yorks Area.…

Gascoigne Wood Drift Site – WS Atkins Project Plan

A “coffee table” publication by WS Atkins – main contractor for the Gascoigne Wood Drift mine site. Coal was  transported…

Diversion of the East Coast Mainline at Selby Coalfield

This is a file of the diversion at the east coast mainline at Selby Coalfield. It is currently held at…

Diversion of the East Coast Main Line around the Selby coalfield

Four folders titled “Diversion of the East Coast Main Line around the Selby coalfield: Contract liaison meetings with British Rail,…

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