Archive Category: Coalfield Images

These images are 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…

Underground Drawings : Karl Jarratt – artist and miner

Karl Jarratt worked underground as a miner in the Selby coalfield at the Whitemoor mine. As cameras were forbidden for…

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, North Yorkshire

An item describing the need for exploration at the Selby coalfield in North Yorkshire.

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. It concludes…

The Bell Berry Coal Office and Merchants Selby

                Photos from Selby: The Past in Pictures: Part 1 and Selby: The…

Soundscape: Roles in the Mining Industry.

This is a soundscape compiled from a number of interviews with retired miners who once worked at Selby, now working…

Soundscape – Mining in General

Click on the underlined word to hear this compilation¬†soundscape of voices from retired miners currently working at the National Coal…

Soundscape – Travel and Transfer

To hear this soundscape click on the ‘play’ arrow above¬† This is a soundscape compiled from a number of interviews…

Selby: The Saving Grace for Coal

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

Selby Takes Off

    Photos from Selby: The Past in Pictures: A Pictorial History: Part 2.

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…

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