Russell Jones – Riccall coal miner

Russell Jones, who now lives in Riccall, was born into a mining family who moved from Lancashire to Barnsley. After leaving school he too becameĀ  a miner and his career followed a succession of mines as one by one they were closed down. He now commutes to work in York.

This interview starts with an account of his career and then Russell moves on to talk about the miners strike, wages, working at the Selby pit and moving from a mining village near Barnsley to rural North Yorkshire.

To hear the interview click on the underlined work ‘interview’ above.

 

Ref no
R2G/coal/00
Level
Item
Archive
Access status
on the website
Extent
13.05 minute interview
Theme
Coalfield
Decade
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