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Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« on: July 09, 2021, 12:30:34 pm »
Hello everyone .

Have been searching the internet for books on colliery disaster”s and mining disaster to read ,  I have struggled to find much feedback on the books I have found ,  i am wondering if people on here could recommend some good reads to me about the above topics .

So far I have read the Hartley colliery disaster which was a really good interesting read , at the moment I have just started black avalanche.

I have a list of other books I have found but would rather hear  from some other people about books they have read and enjoyed , some of these original copies are not cheap to buy and I am not keen on re prints really !   :coffee:

Have stuck this in the mining section rather than idle chat or wanted as thought it  was best in this section but is welcome to be moved/ amended  if needed

Tom

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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 01:41:17 pm »
Tom,

There are lots of disaster books - there are several on my website One I don't have t the moment is but is a particularly good book

Gresford - an anatomy of a disaster - its set around the inquiry afterwards and it shows all the short comings and mismanagemant of the situation

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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2021, 02:40:44 pm »
There's a series of coal mining disaster books from Wharncliffe Books (publisher) which I've found to be very good.

Each book deals with a separate mining area.
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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2021, 02:46:37 pm »
Thanks for replies so far am looking for some recommendations so very helpful  :thumbsup:

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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2021, 11:21:46 pm »
Are you interested in overseas?

I'd recommend:

Disaster at Brunner - this covers Brunnerton, NZ 1896.  It is very much a mine and town history as well as the disaster itself.

I'd read others too.

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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2021, 08:35:21 am »
Thanks for replies so far am looking for some recommendations so very helpful  :thumbsup:

Tom,
I have a used copy of the Northumberland and cumberland disasters in mint condition £4
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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2021, 08:55:28 am »
I'm not sure if there's a book about the Springhill Mining Disaster in Canada but there is a song.



This is a short documentary about it.



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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2021, 08:56:00 am »
Thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks Mike I have ordered this from yourself  , the  black avalanche finished this last night was a brilliant read   :thumbsup:

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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 10:45:00 am »
I actually found Andrew mortons book on the Quecreek Rescue quite good. Called "Nine for Nine: The Pennsylvania Mine Rescue Miracle"

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Re: Colliery / mining disaster book recommendations
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2021, 07:48:14 pm »
Quote from: moorebooks link=topic=28262.msg346930#msg346930

Tom,
I have a used copy of the Northumberland and cumberland disasters in mint condition £4
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https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/search.php?mode=search&page=1&keep_https=yes[/url]

Mike

Good price for a good book, Tom
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