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Women and the Pits

THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AT THE PIT MOUTHS - BREAKFAST TIME
The GRAPHIC, c. 1880

This website is the result of a vision shared by myself and Ian Winstanley.  Our goal is to provide an informative and factual site of the history of the women working in the mines of the United Kingdom.  All information on this site is from historical records and text collected by Ian; I've simply tried to put it all together with his help and lots of reading!  Of course, this is not a finished product, much work remains to be done.  The history of women in the mines is fascinating and I hope that all who visit will find something of interest.

You may visit Ian's site here:
Coal Mining History Resource Centre


Pre -  1842
Working Underground and 
On the Surface
Post - 1842
The Coal Mining Act of 1842:
Effects on Women
Female Mining Deaths/Injuries:
1851 - 1919
England Scotland Wales


DOCUMENTS

Women in the British Mines
BY REV. T. M. EDDY.
Printed July 1854: The Women's Repository
Mr. Brown's Letter 
Concerning the education of female colliers in Lanarkshire: 1851
Pride's Petition 

James White's Tack 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 01:09:24 PM
Leah R. Ryan

All pages on this site Leah R. Ryan, 2002

 

Last updated 13.7.2002