Somerset coalfield

Coal from Camerton by Neil Macmillen and Mike Chapman £15.00

From the Mendips to the Sea by Duncan Harper £15.00

Killing Yourself to Keep Yourself by Tom Randall £11.00

Memoires de la Mine by Radstock Museum Society £2.00

My life as a Somerset miner by A. J. Parfitt £5.00

Somerset Coalmining Life by Fred Flower £4.95

The History of the Somerset Coalfield by C.G. Down & A.J. Warrington £25.00

The Somerset Coalfield by Shane Gould £6.95

DVD A History of Somerset Coalmining by Dennis Chedgy £10.00

DVD Somerset Mining Memories £12.00

DVD A miner’s tale £5.00

CD CheerUp! Ye Poor British Miners by Dave Byrne & the Guss and Crook band and chorus £10.00

Five Arches special booklets

Geology and the Somerset Coalfield £2.00

Miners’ and Mining Memories of the Somerset Coalfield £2.50

Mines, Safety & Rescue in the Somerset Coalfield £2.50

Mining the Past: the last years of the Somerset Coalfield £3.50

Women in Mining Communities £3.00


Bristol mines

Bristol’s Forgotten Coalfield Bedminster by Mike Taylor & Maggie Shapland £15.00

Frog Lane Colliery 60 years on by South Gloucestershire Mining research group £12.00

Killed in a Coalpit: lives of the Kingswood Colliers by D. P. Lindegaard; with Steve Grudgings. £15 in hardback

Kingswood Coal by South Gloucestershire Mining research group £6.00

Miners Memories of the South Bristol Coalfield by Ken Griffiths £8.00


Mining – general

Bevin Boy’s Sketchbook by Keith J. I. Greenslade £6.00

Called Up, Sent Down by Tom Hickman £9.99

Coal mining by Geoffrey Hayes £4.99

Edwardian Mining in Old Postcards by John Hannavy £9.99

Images of the past: Coalminers by Brian Elliott £12.99

Jarrit Smith’s 1751 Newcomen Engine by Steve Grudgings £9.99

Life in the Mine by Anthony Burton £6.00

Moston Colliery Manchester:  A Victorian Super Pit  by  H.L. Holliday £14.99

The Forgotten Conscript by Warwick Taylor £10.00

Tracing your Coalmining Ancestors by Brian Elliott £14.99

You wouldn’t want to be a Victorian Miner by John Malam £6.99


Local Industry

Celestine by H. Lane and D. Hardwick £5.00

Fussells Catalogue reprint by Tools and Trade History Society £9.00

Fussells Ironworks by Ken Griffiths & Roy Gallop £5.00

Purnell and sons and the British Printing Corporation by Terry Goodman £16.99

Somerset’s Industrial Heritage by Derrick Warren £4.95

South West Stone Quarries by Peter Stanier £18.00

Stothert & Pitt: The rise and fall of a Bath Company by John Payne £6.50

The Industries of Frome by Rodney Goodall 7.00

The Yeoman Story by Robin Thornes £15.00


Five Arches Special Edition

Living off the land £4.50

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