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Coal and colliers

Sarah Jane Fitzgerald

Coal and colliers

or, how we get the fuel for our fires

by Sarah Jane Fitzgerald

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Published by T. Woolmer in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby S. J. Fitzgerald.
The Physical Object
Pagination192p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22341150M

The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity. Coal mining continues as an important economic activity today. Compared to wood fuels, coal yields a higher amount of energy per mass and can often be obtained in. Collier definition, a ship for carrying coal. See more.

2 Jan - Explore 3dForge's board "old photos of shotton colliery" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Old photos, Family history book and Coal mining pins.   This book offers a bold and original perspective on the Ludlow Massacre and the “Great Coalfield War.” In a story of transformation, Andrews illuminates the causes and consequences of the militancy that erupted in colliers’ strikes over the course of nearly half a century/5(3).

"Amazingly thorough, obsessively comprehensive documentation of coal mines and coal mining towns in the Appalachian mountain area. " - Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places. Thank you to all who bought my photo books "Exploring Appalachia's Coalfields" and "Exploring the Rust Belt." They are now out- of-print. If you "borrow" pictures created by me. Shows coal mines, oil and gas wells, and the names of some residents. Blue-line print. "This map is fully protected by copyright. No part thereof can be copied without permission." Includes explanations. Copy imperfect: Torn along fold-line. Available also through the Library of Congress .


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Coal and colliers by Sarah Jane Fitzgerald Download PDF EPUB FB2

NOTE: A chance that is not often recognised is, that the donkey boiler of a large number of freight colliers will not supply enough steam to work all winches together.

Always make certain of this before coaling, and if possible use steam from the main boiler. Some say that is immaterial which side you coal from - in this I do not agree. A collier is a bulk cargo ship designed to carry coal, especially for naval use by coal-fired warships. Coaling at sea was critical to navies and speed of coal transfer was an important metric of naval efficiency.

Inforty tons an hour was considered fast and it would take over twelve hours to Coal and colliers book half the bunkers of a typical ship, HMS Collingwood.

Amongst topics covered are mining operations, working conditions, child labour, mining accidents, the health and social conditions of the colliers and their families, trade with Chester, Wirral, Wales and beyond and devastating acts of sabotage.

You can read more about the book here. A hurrier and two thrusters heaving a corf full of coal as depicted in the book The White Slaves of England by J. Cobden A hurrier, also sometimes called a coal drawer or coal thruster, was a child or woman employed by a collier to transport the coal that they had mined.

The ships classified as colliers by the U.S. Navy between and fell into two groups: regular cargo ships acquired in and used as colliers, and bulk cargo ships with specialized coal handling gear built by the Navy as colliers that could refuel combatant ships rapidly.

One of the great strengths of Andrews's account is his integration of environmental history into his narrative at all levels, and not just as an afterthought. The book is as much a history of coal, coal mining, and the reshaping of Colorado's environment as it is a history of the Great Coalfield War of ”―A.

Berkowitz, ChoiceCited by: The Old Coal Miners Lamp Historical Fiction. The story starts in with a young coal miner trying to make money to support his family but unfortunately tragedy happens while John is in the mine doing his job. Not sure in what direction the book is going to go yet but will update when I deci Reviews: 9.

Coal loaders at the face depended on mule drivers and motor men to honor the old tradition of a “square turn”—“a custom through which colliers sought to control output and equalize earning opportunities by ensuring that each miner would receive the same number of cars during a workday,” in the words of a mine industry historian.

Coal arrived by sea on 'sixty-milers' and was distributed to resellers and other customers by road transport. The facility was initially operated by Howard Smith Ltd. then Ltd. R.W. Miller was taken over by Howard Smith Limited in (67% holding).Followers: Coal is mentioned in the records of County Durham as early as the 12th century, when the Boldon Book () mentions a coal miner at Escomb.

It states that the coal miner provided coal for the iron-work of the ploughs at nearby Coundon. In there were around colliers employed in the coal mines of North East England and by this.

63 Ince, Ince, Ince Hall Coal and Cannel Co.(Limited). 64 Ince Hall, Ince, Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co. (Limited). 65 Ince Moss, Ince, Wigan, Crompton and Shawcross. 66 Ince Moss, Ince Pearson and Knowles Coal and Iron Co.

(Limited). 67 John, Standish, Wigan Coal and Iron Co. (Limited). 68 Kirkless, Aspull, Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Killed in a Coalpit: Lives of the Kingswood Colliers Though the main theme of this hardback book concerns the accidents, fatal (and otherwise) which befell the coalminers who worked in the historic Kingswood (South Gloucestershire) Coalfield it is hoped that through these tragic events readers will have a real insight into the lives of the.

One of the great strengths of Andrews's account is his integration of environmental history into his narrative at all levels, and not just as an afterthought. The book is as much a history of coal, coal mining, and the reshaping of Colorado's environment as it is a history of the Great Coalfield War of -- James Green - DissentAuthor: Thomas G Andrews.

KILLING FOR COAL is a labor history of miners in the southern coalfields of Colorado during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It may be considered an environmental history because it addresses (among the social, political, and cultural dimensions of labor relations between miners and capitalists) the natural and ecological /5.

Good book written shortly after the Second World War about the experiences of the colliers operating around Great Britain.

It is written from first person accounts of the men sailing and fighting in them and does not bombard you with statistics, but are just stories from the men who lived through it from the dark days of to final victory in /5.

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The book examines the owners and operators of collieries and the sources of mining capital, as well as the colliers themselves, their working conditions and earnings.

It argues that the spectacular growth of coal output in this period was achieved more through evolutionary than revolutionary processes. Killing for Coal offers a bold and original perspective on the Ludlow Massacre and the “Great Coalfield War.” In a sweeping story of transformation that begins in the coal beds and culminates with the deadliest strike in American history, Thomas Andrews illuminates the causes and consequences of the militancy that erupted in colliers.

As a young art Student, studying photography at Derby Art College inDuncan Davis produced some images from the coal mines in his native The project included a film recording the West Stanley Pit Disaster which occurred on February 16th The film recorded the harrowing scenes which met the rescue parties as seen through the Released on: Febru   When Coal Was King illuminates the origins of the strike by examining the development of the coal industry on Vancouver Island, the founding of Ladysmith, the experience of work and safety in the mines, the process of political and economic mobilization, and how these factors contributed to the development of identity and community Cited by: 4.

Coal After the post-Civil War doldrums, the United States Navy began to redefine itself. Aware of the rapid advances in naval technology, leadership struggled to modernize and keep pace with foreign navies and how ships were powered became a point of focus. The Navy graduated from sail-driven vessels to coal-fired engines (with, of course, a nod to the past with the retention of masts.Killing for Coal offers a bold and original perspective on the Ludlow Massacre and the “Great Coalfield War.” In a sweeping story of transformation that begins in the coal beds and culminates with the deadliest strike in American history, Thomas Andrews illuminates the causes and consequences of the militancy that erupted in colliers 4/5(4).beds show how, even today, coal mining leaves its mark on the landscape.

The highlight of a visit to the Museum, however, is a trip underground. With a former miner as their personal guide, visitors ride the cage metres underground in a shaft dating back toto File Size: KB.