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