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Wheatley Hill History Club Nationalisation of the Pits Book

Cover of the new book

The National Coal Board
Owners of Thornley, Ludworth, and Wheatley Hill Collieries 1947-1955

This book of some 492 pages covers the first eight years of the three villages after Nationalisation in 1947. It was to be a new beginning for the miners and their families after years of exploitation at the hands of private owners.

This is the fourth book in a series which began with the opening of Thornley Colliery in 1830, and together they cast light on the considerable social and industrial change that took place within the communities during the intervening 100 years or so.

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