Press Summaries, British Coal

Scope and Content

Copies of newspaper articles relating to coal mining in south Wales and throughout the United Kingdom.

Includes copies of:

'What the papers say', issued by British Coal, Press Office, Hobart House, London, containing articles concerning coal mining throughout the whole of the United Kingdom; and

'Newsview', Press Summaries containing articles concerning the British Coal, South Wales Group.

Also includes: amendments made to 'Guide to the Coalfields', listing management personnel for the 1991 edition; memoranda concerning British Coal public relation strategy; public relations responses to letters/events; and press releases.

Custodial History

Previous reference: 1991/548/4/32

Related Material

Related material held at Glamorgan Archives. Press digests relating to the coal industry (1943-1946) are held at DNCB/15/1/6 and press digests (1947-1958) are held at DNCB/11/5. Volumes of newspaper cuttings relating to the coal industry can be found at DNCB/15/6. Newspaper cuttings and press releases concerning the Aberfan disaster are held at DNCB/4/1/12.