Archive items in 1980

Interview with David Price – Selby Miner

  David’s interview covers 40 years in the industry in the UK and abroad. He started in mining in 1973…

Miners Strike Christmas Cards

These Christmas Cards were on sale in London in 1984 to raise funds for the miners on strike  

North Selby No. 1 shaft: proposed treatment of Ackworth Rock 526.4m-575m

A proposal regarding the treatment of Ackworth Rock at the North Selby coal mine. Prepared by the Cementation Mining Ltd.…

Selby Coalfield Record Breakers

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

Football Teams from the Mining Villages

Communities developed around the coalfields — pictured are two football teams, which is just one example of the various social…

Prince Philip opens the mine


Selby Coalfield Timeline

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

Mining Machinery at Selby Coalfield


Sir Nigel Gresley at Gascoigne Wood in 1987

Gascoigne Wood


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