My Longden Family

My Longden Family

by Wilson Longden


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This family history book is focussed on six generations of a Derbyshire family who were involved with coal mining. It covers the whole 250-year period of the British Coal Industry from ‘grubbing’ for surface coal (and before that iron stone) to the closure of pits.

The themes of the book include the resilience of the family members both on the surface and below ground. Not one single family member was killed in a mine – however some of the daughters’ husbands were. When tragedy struck, relatives rallied round. Many miners were promoted and others moved to the deep mines elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786237651
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.59(d)

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