Pit Lasses – Women and Girls in Coalmining c.1800-1914

Women have long been recognised as the backbone of coalmining communities, supporting their men. Less well known is the role which they played as … [Read more...]





Whitehaven Pit Disaster

On the evening of Wednesday, May 11th 1910 the west Cumberland town of Whitehaven was rocked by a disaster deep underground. High on the cliff tops … [Read more...]