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Pit Prop By Harry Graham
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Luther Lewis, inflexible and autocratic, bestrides his pits like a colossus. He is feared and hated and grudges go deep. Many pits are closed or on short time and it needs only a spark to create... More > industrial chaos. Tom Morgan, union man, provides the spark, and Dai Crew’s hatred causes the fateful blow to be struck. The resultant calamity is quite unlike the popular conception of a mining disaster and many families become embroiled. Above ground, non-one knows who, if anyone, has survived – and then it becomes known that Lewis himself was one of those below ground at the time of the cave-in. Whilst the task of getting to survivors begins, the disaster provokes all – those safe on the surface and those trapped below – to start a process of soul searching. For some it is a wake-up call - others have no soul to search. Behind every face is a story – and behind many of these faces are ugly secrets that would do better to stay hid.< Less
Voices In The Dark: Pony Talk & Mining Tales By Derek Hollows
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This compilation of mining anecdotes honours the horses and pit ponies who, in harsh and often intolerable conditions, served and suffered to help win the coal. It is also a tribute to those miners... More > who cared for their charges with deep affection and compassion. Our contributors, many of whom were Bevin Boys, give voice to innocent animals and by so doing, they project a light that shines forth from a darkened world of toil and sacrifice for future generations to acknowledge and embrace. They represent all who love and revere God’s creatures, from whom we can learn so much and remind us of the abundant blessings bestowed upon mankind by our animal friends. They ask for so little save tender care and repay us a thousandfold. Furthermore, they reveal the aesthetic talents inherent in the fabric and structure of mining communities where underground survival was at a premium, where tragedy was a frequent visitor and where courage, loyalty, comradeship and humour prevailed.< Less
Voices In The Dark: Pony Talk & Mining Tales By Derek Hollows
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This compilation of mining anecdotes honours the horses and pit ponies who, in harsh and often intolerable conditions, served and suffered to help win the coal. It is also a tribute to those miners... More > who cared for their charges with deep affection and compassion. Our contributors, many of whom were Bevin Boys, give voice to innocent animals and by so doing, they project a light that shines forth from a darkened world of toil and sacrifice for future generations to acknowledge and embrace. They represent all who love and revere God’s creatures, from whom we can learn so much and remind us of the abundant blessings bestowed upon mankind by our animal friends. They ask for so little save tender care and repay us a thousandfold. Furthermore, they reveal the aesthetic talents inherent in the fabric and structure of mining communities where underground survival was at a premium, where tragedy was a frequent visitor and where courage, loyalty, comradeship and humour prevailed.< Less
Mary Regina and Other Tales By Charles White
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From deep down the coal mine to high in enemy skies, from village churchyard at bleak midwinter to midsummer fete, from deep inside a bottle to a young girl's heart - a collection of short stories,... More > written with love.< Less
The Underworld - The Story of Robert Sinclair; Miner By James C Welsh
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Set in the period leading up to the First World War, The Underworld vividly relates the story of working coal miners and the members of the community in which they lived. It tells the story of... More > their loves, hopes and dreams. It portrays their struggles with the forces of nature deep underground and their equally tenacious and vicious struggles with their so-called "masters" - the money-grubbing coal-owners. A masterpiece of working class literature from the pen of an insider. Be prepared to cry! Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The Underworld - The Story of Robert Sinclair; Miner By James C Welsh
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Set in the period leading up to the First World War, The Underworld vividly relates the story of working coal miners and the members of the community in which they lived. It tells the story of... More > their loves, hopes and dreams. It portrays their struggles with the forces of nature deep underground and their equally tenacious and vicious struggles with their so-called "masters" - the money-grubbing coal-owners. A masterpiece of working class literature from the pen of an insider. Be prepared to cry! Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The Colliers Tale By Duncan Davis
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A book of images by photographer Duncan Davis documenting pitmen and their ponies working underground in Co.Durham, England in the 1970's. Accompanied by traditional pitmatic verses and songs in the... More > vernacular of North-East England.< Less
The Last Shift: A True Story By Irene Tatlow
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This may appear just another book set in backdrop of a small coal mining village in the north of England in the early part of the twentieth century…or so you might think….This is the... More > remarkable true story of a man’s life that should have been as simple as the next, except it was not….THIS IS TOM’S STORY. As a man all he wanted to do was make a simple living for himself and provide for his family. In spite of and perhaps because of events, his life would demand of him extraordinary courage to handle situations most would find impossible. In the midst of all of this he retained his spirit of humour and fun but even this would be sorely tested to breaking point…< Less
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 1 By T.T. Flynn, Ed Hulse
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Limited edition hardcover, only 100 made. To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of... More > the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change…. The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.< Less