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Bibliography

The information contained in this site has been obtained from many sources. Listed below are the principle publications to which the main references come from together with a list of other publications which would be of interest to the mining historian. I am happy to provide information from these on request.

Many good reference books are out of print however, in utilising the excellent UK inter-library loan facility, I have managed to access many of these. If you enquire at your local lending library they will be able to help source these rarer books. (All published books with an ISBN number, and most of those without, are held at the British Library). 

TITLE

AUTHOR

PUBLISHER

ISBN

The Edward Medal

Malcolm Kitchen

Private Publication 1996

N/A

The Order of Industrial Heroism

W.H. Fevyer, J.W. Wilson & J.E. Cribb

The Orders & Medals Research Society 2000

N/A

Most Valiant of Men

Fred Leigh

Rose Bank Publishing

1 85770 055 4

Lest We Forget

Fred Leigh

Rose Bank Publishing

0 9524198 07

Mining Memories

Fred Leigh

SB Publications

1 85770 003 17

Black Avalanche

Arthur & Mary Sellwood

Frederick Muller (1st Ed.)

N/A

Practical Coal Mining for Miners.,

Volume 1

E. Mason, Hons. B.Sc., AMIME

Virtue and Company, London

N/A

Coalmining, 20th Edition

Robert Peel & Daniel Burns

Blackie & Son Ltd, 1921

N/A

The Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914 -1919, - MILITARY MINING

The Secretary of the Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham

Institution of Royal Engineers, 1922

N/A

Beneath Flanders Fields

The Tunnellers War 1914-18

Peter Barton, Peter Doyle & Johan Vendewalle

Spellmount Ltd 2004

1 86227 237 9

Transactions of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers, Vol. LV111

Federated Institution of Mining Engineers

As author

1919-1920

N/A

War Underground

Alexander Barrie

W.H. Allen & Co., 1981

0 3523 0970 9

Heroic Endeavour

Major D.V. Henderson

Hayward & Sons, 1988

0 903754 39 8

Dragons can be Defeated.

(A complete record of the George Medal's Progress from 1940 to 1983)

Major D.V. Henderson

 Spink & Son, 1984

0 907605 14 1 

The Colliery Guardian

As title

The Colliery Guardian Co.

N/A

Colliery Explosions and Recovery Work

J.W. Whitaker

Pitman & Sons, 1927

N/A

Pillars of Fire

Ian Passingham

Sutton Publishing, 1998

0 7509 2540 X

Tunnellers

Capt. W Grant-Grieve & Bernard Newman

Herbert Jenkins Ltd, 1936

N/A

The Miners

Anthony Burton

Jarrold Press, 1976

0 2339 6727 3

The Rescue Man's Manual (1st Ed)

Arthur B Clifford, M.S.M.

Colliery Guardian, 1922

N/A

The Rescue Man's Manual (2nd Ed)

Arthur B Clifford, M.S.M.

Colliery Guardian, 19??

N/A

Draegers Rescue Apparatus - Catalogue

H & B Draeger

Wm Brown & Co, 1909

N/A

Rescue & Recovery Bulletin - Siebe Gorman & Co. Catalogue

Siebe, Gorman & Co,

Siebe, Gorman & Co, Circa. 1914

N/A

Mine Rescue Apparatus Committee, 1st Report

Messrs Walker, Briggs & Haldane, 1918

Dept of Scientific & Industrial Research

N/A

Mine Rescue Apparatus Committee, 2nd Report

Messrs Walker, Briggs & Haldane, 1920

Dept of Scientific & Industrial Research

N/A

Mine Rescue Apparatus Committee, 3nd and Final Report

Messrs Walker, Briggs & Haldane, 1924

Dept of Scientific & Industrial Research

N/A

Mine Rescue and First Aid

J. W. Waltham

Charles Griffin & Co, 1934

N/A

Most Splendid of Men

Harold Brown

Blandford Press, 1981

0 7137 1107 8

Great Pit Disasters

Helen & Baron Duckham

David & Charles, 1973

0 7153 5717 4

Blood on Coal

Ralph Anstis

Black Dwarf Publications, 1999

0 9533 0284 9

Mining Law and Mine Management

Alexander Watson, A.R.S.M.

Pitman & Sons, 1927

N/A

Reports of H.M. Inspectors of Mines - Northern Division 1936

Mr T Greenland-Davies

HMSO 1937

N/A

Reports of H.M. Inspectors of Mines - North Midland Division 1936

Mr J R Felton

HMSO 1937

N/A

These Poor Hands - An Autobiography of a South Wales Miner

B L Coombes

Victor Gollancz 1939

N/A

A Manual on Mines Rescue, Safety and Gas Detection

J Strang and P MacKenzie-Wood (Australia)

Western &Co Publishers Pty Ltd 1985

0 9588861 0 5

Emergency Preparedness and Mines Rescue

Mines Rescue Service, NSW (Australia)

Mines Rescue Board, NSW

N/A

Handbook for Mining Students & Colliery Managers, Vol 1, 3rd Ed.

Science and Art of Mining

Thos Wall & Sons

N/A

 

Mining - An International History

John Temple

Praeger Publishers Inc.

1972

N/A

Coalmining

A handbook of the history of Coalmining Gallery, Salford Museum of Mining

Geoff Preece, BA, AMA & Peter Ellis BA

City of Salford Cultural Services 1981

N/A

South Yorkshire Pits

Warwick Taylor

Wharncliffe Books 2001

1 903425 84 3

Mine Gases and Gas Testing

J W McTrusty

Science and Art of Mining, 1913

N/A

The Register of the George Cross

 ?

1990

0 906324 17 3

Breathing Apparatus and other Industrial Safety Appliances

Sales Catalogue - Siebe, Gorman & Co. Ltd

De Montfort Press, Leicester (early 1900s)

N/A

The Staffordshire Coal Industry (Reprint)

A J Taylor

Staffordshire County Library 1981

N/A

Official Report of the Accident at Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery, Ayrshire, 7th September 1950

Sir Andrew Bryan, JP. FRSE. HM Chief Inspector of Mines

HMSO 1951

N/A

Official Report of the Explosion at Gresford Colliery, Denbighshire 22nd September 1934

Sir Henry Walker, CBE., LL.D HM Chief Inspector of Mines

HMSO 1937

N/A

Gresford - The Anatomy of a Disaster

Stanley Williamson

Liverpool University Press

0-85323-902-9

Victorian Hamstead - its people, its colliery

Roger Clive Meachem

Kaf Brewin Books 1988

0 947731 38 5


Auchengeich Colliery Disaster 18th September 1959. A brief summary of the proceedings of the court of inquiry


Alex Moffat and John Wood. 

National Union of Mineworkers


The Scottish Area, National Union of Mineworkers


N/A

Report of the Explosion at the Hartley Bank Colliery, Netherton, Yorks. 23rd May 1924

Henry Walker, CBE.

HM Chief Inspector of Mines

HMSO 1925

N/A

Report on the Explosion at Easington Colliery, County Durham. 29th May 1951

H.C.W. Roberts, CBE., MC. HM Chief Inspector of Mines

HMSO 1952

N/A

Coal Miner Diggers

Hunter Valley Coal Miners at The Great War

David H. Dial. OAM

David H. Dial. OAM 2001

0 646 41401 1

The Entombed

Jack Boddington

Private Publication (Canada)

N/A

GOB-FIRES, The revival of Heatings by Inleakage of Air

T.N. Mason and F.V. Tideswell

Safety in Mines Research Board - 1933

N/A

First Aid at Mines

Mines Department

HMSO - 1935

N/A

Firedamp

Mines Department

HMSO - 1936

N/A

The Support of Roof at the Coalface

National Coal Board

NCB - Reprint 1952

N/A

Handbook on Shotfiring in Mines

National Coal Board

NCB - 1952

N/A

The Shotfirer's Manual

E. Hart., M.I.M.E.

Charles Griffin & Co Ltd. 1936

N/A

A History of Coal Mining in Great Britain

Robert L. Galloway

David and Charles Reprints, 1969

(originally pub. 1882)

N/A

One Hundred Questions & Answers about Coal

Philip Gee

Heffer, Cambridge, 1939

N/A

Duty is Ours (Events are Gods)

Eric J. Sharrod

Coalville Publishing Co. 1995

1 872479 16 2

The Durham Miners 1919-1960

W. R. Garside

George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1971

0 04 942091 7

Breathing in Irrespirable Atmospheres    

Robert H. Davis (Managing Director of Siebe, Gorman & Co Ltd.)

The Saint Catherine Press Ltd. 1947

N/A

A Pitman's Notebook,

The Diary of Edward Smith, Houghton Colliery Viewer 1749

Edward Smith

Frank Graham, 1970

N/A

Pit-Yacker

George Hitchen

Jonathan Cape, 1962

N/A

The Death Pit.

The story of the West Stanley Colliery Explosion 1909

Eric Forster

Frank Graham, Newcastle. 1969

900409 26 6

Disaster at Tynewydd

Ken Llewellyn

Church in Wales Publications 1992

N/A

Pits & Pitmen of Barnsley

Brian Elliott

Wharncliffe Books

2001

1-903425-03-4

The Miners of Staffordshire 1840-1914

John Benson

Centre for Local History, Keele University, Staffs

0-9513713-3-9

The Hartley Colliery Disaster

John Elliott McCutcheon

E McCutcheon

1963

N/A

The First Rescue Station.,

The development of a mine rescue organisation on the Northern District Coalfields of New South Wales

Rhonda Geale

Newcastle Region Public Library, Newcastle History Monograph No. 13

0 949579 12 2

Recent Practice in the use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Lieut. Rex. C. Smart

M.C., R.E.

Charles Griffin & Co.

1921

N/A

Underground Warfare 1914-1918    


Simon Jones 
Pen & Sword Military 2010  978 1 84415 962 8 

Theatres of War
 
William Cooke
 North Staffordshire Press 2015 978 0 9928305 4 0

 "Knockshinnoch" - The Greatest Mines Rescue in History


Ian McMurdo
 
Carn Publishing
2015
 
978 1 9110430 1 0
 
Notes on recent experience in the practical use of rescue apparatus    
 
Sgt Arthur T Winborn
 
Excerpt from the Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers
1908
 
N/A

 
Suggestions for the organisation of colliery rescue brigades
 
Sgt Arthur T Winborn

Excerpt from the Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers
1909
 
N/A
 
Rescue Station Organization: The resident brigade system versus the system of non-resident brigades
 
Henry Briggs
 
Excerpt from the Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers
1915
 
N/A
 
The Training of Officers and men of the Tunnelling Companies of the Royal Engineers in mine-rescue work on active service in France
 
G.F.F. Eagar
 
Excerpt from the Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers
1919

N/A
 
 
Mine Rescue Work and Organization
 
H.F. Bulman & Frederick P. Mills
 
Crosby Lockwood & Son
1921

 
N/A
 
Coal Mine Disasters in the Modern Era. c. 1900-1980
 
Brian Elliott
 
Pen & Sword History 2017
 
978 147385 884 8
 
The Hardest Work Under Heaven; The life and death of the British Coal Miner    
 
Michael Pollard
 
Hutchinson & Co. Ltd 1984
 
0 09 158280 6