BOX SETNorth East History

The path to safety in North East coal mines, 1800 – 1850

Without coal, Britain’s Industrial Revolution would have been impossible, The steam engine could not have operated without it; the iron industry demanded it. Coal was in fact at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution. In this North East History series, Audrey Marshall takes a look at the issues of safety and eventual legislation for coal mines in the North East between 1800 and 1850.

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Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

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