Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Mining in Bolton - Peter Harris

Upcoming Talk - Aug 2019

7.30pm at Longsight Methodist Community Hall
Wednesday 28th August


A very general look at the mining industry in Bolton, the way it developed and eventually declined.  Also some observations on sources of coal in Elizabethan times, leading to speculation on a very early mining site and the way it eventually evolved.

A water driven colliery pump c1736
(From 'A History of the Scottish Coal Industry')