Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

Coal Mining

Numerous Coal Mines have been worked in Burnley, including at Barclay Hills, Bee Hole, Clifton, Cornfield, Fulledge, Gannow, Habergham, Rowley, Towneley and Whittlefield. But in 1950, after nationalisation only three, Bank Hall, Clifton and Hapton Valley were operational. Clifton closed in 1955, Bank Hall in 1971 and Hapton Valley in 1982. These images, mainly from November 1966 tell the story of the struggles of the declining pits until their closure.

More information about Bank Hall Miners' Club and the pump house at Hole House, Cliviger (Cliviger Landmark) can be found in the articles section of the website https://www.bcthic.org/Articles.
A life underground for miner Edward A Soot Storm Brings In Angry Protests New Brighton Outing Miners Will Never Forget Heroine Of Pit Disaster Miner Retires Gloom Day For Miners Price of coal Price of coal Price of coal Sadness and Silence at Happy Valley (3 of 3) Sadness and Silence at Happy Valley (2 of 3) Sadness and Silence at Happy Valley (1 of 3) Pit Safety First Pit Safety First Pit Safety First Pit Safety First Pit Safety First Pit Springs To Life Pit Springs To Life Blaze hits Cliviger colliery Scargill gets a big hand Scargill gets a big hand Scargill gets a big hand Scargill gets a big hand Miners Content In Exile Miners Content In Exile Miners Content In Exile Miners Content In Exile Miners Content In Exile National Mines Safety Competition  Rowley hope  Rowley hope  Rowley hope  Rowley hope  Rowley hope Successful Results In The battle Against Ugliness (2 of 2) Successful Results In The battle Against Ugliness (1 of 2) The Black Diamond Lounge Colliers In Safety Drive Retired Colliers Enjoy Dinner The wheels forever still The wheels forever still The wheels forever still Presentation of Illuminated Scroll Pile  Carpet For New Miner's Clubroom Pile  Carpet For New Miner's Clubroom Presentation To Archer Lee Mines Jobs Safe - Lord Robens Shock For Bank Hall Pit Men They served fellow Miners For Total Of Over 50 Years
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