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…

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, 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…

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 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…

Selby Coalfield Timeline

Some important dates associated with the Selby Coalfied: May 1972:¬†An National Coal Board Regional geologist presents his paper on the…

Selby Coalfield Sites 2018

Selby coalfield, the largest and most modern in Europe, was developed between 1972 and 1984, and by 1990 was producing…

Selby Coalfield Record Breakers

During the existence of the coalfields, from the 1980s until 2004, approximately 121 million tonnes of coal were mined. While…

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