Individual Collieries

Scope and Content

Records thought to have been created and kept by staff at individual collieries. Includes material such as accident registers, injury reports, pay books, royalty account books, Miners' Welfare account books, rent books, geological sections, price lists, work regulations and agreements, photographs of redevelopment of Bedwas Colliery and indemnity forms for use of pithead baths at Fernhill Colliery. Material spans pre and post nationalisation, with volumes that were started pre-1947 continuing to be used by the National Coal Board.


An artificial arrangement, based on the collieries named in records, has been imposed on this subfonds.

Custodial History

This subfonds is made up of material deposited by the National Coal Board, 1966-1986 and the Big Pit Museum in 1989. This material has been brought together from the following accessions DNCB/23 (acc no: U1966/2140) DNCB/26 (acc. no: U1968/2448) DNCB/28 (acc no: U1970/2705) DNCB/37 (acc no: 1982/257) DNCB/39 (acc. no: 1985/206) DNCB/51 (acc. no: 1986/250) DNCB/54 (acc. no. 1986/250) DNCB/63 (no accession number identified) DNCB/67 (no accession number identified) 1989/4 The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.