Links to other sites

The following sites are a useful resource should you require further information. If you discover a broken link or a link refers to your web site and needs updating, please contact me to advise.

For the serious researcher, the following site contains much information and offers the facility to purchase more detail should you require it. - The Coal Mining History Resource Centre. (Archive only - site no longer maintained)

Chatterley Whitfield Friends - 

Welsh Coal Mines site and forum 

The Oaks Colliery 1866 disaster site - Vast resource of information on Scotland's mining history

The National Mining Museum Scotland

Website about the Baddesley Pit Disaster of 1882.
Fionn Taylor's site dedicated to the memory of his father in law, a mines rescue member. Masses of information about mines rescue and mining in general
Hamstead Miners Memorial Trust - site dedicated to the vistims of the 1908 disaster.
Have a look at the Dutch based Rebreather site - fascinating details about many types of breathing apparatus.

Visit the Durham Miner Project - A scheme run by Durham County Council to train historians to preserve County Durham's Mining Past. See details of the FREE courses being run this year.

Puddle Productions is an independent broadcast and media production company founded in 2000 by John Mason and Hilary St John. Based in County Durham in North East England and maintaining links with major TV Producers, Puddle Productions works independently on documentary, drama and training films, from 'Brass & Banners' a history of the Northeast coalfields, to training films for the nuclear industry and underwater footage on diving wrecks and wildlife. Check out their web site

Check out the current day Mines Rescue Service Ltd web site.

For the definitive old and out of print book search go to

The Durham Mining Museum - An excellent site with masses of information

The National Mining Museum of Wales, Big Pit, Blaenafon

The South Wales Coalfield Collection. An on-line archive of facts and images relating to the South Wales Coal region

Jack Nadin's Lancashire Coal Mining History Page

Michael Martin's site dedicated to the Pits and Miners of Fife, Scotland

The Forest of Dean Collieries - information resource by Ian Pope

The Miner's Advice Site with supportive information for current and ex-miners, includes some book reviews

The National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield, UK.

The Mining History Information Pages

Souterrains Dutch site with information on all matters relating to Mining Groups world-wide

The National Association of Mining History Organisations

The Life Saving Awards Research Society

David Kitching's Industrial History Site with specific references to Poynton Collieries

The National Mining Memorabilia Association web site

Bibliofind - A useful search site for second hand books (Now part of Amazon). Type in a keyword and see what is available

The Mining-History Discussion List

North Staffs Mines History website

The Company Siebe Gorman, as well as making the Proto apparatus, were also famous for diving gear and submariner rescue apparatus. More details from the Historical Diving Society museum

Do you have a site that ought to be here? If you do, or know of one I have missed or wish to report a broken link, please mail the details to me using this link