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

Summary: This book details the history of the Bedminster Coalfield, which has never been documented in a book before.  The book has 140 pages, photographs, and a detailed index with over 430 personal names.  Also included are details of associated industries, walks in the area, an analysis of mining accidents, notes on the founders of the coalfield and a glossary of mining terms.

The book is the culmination of three years of work by Mike and Maggie with the help of many.  The book covers over 268 years and is crammed with facts, statistics, maps and pictures about the mines, the accidents, methods of work and local stories.

Publisher: SGMRG, 2012.

Price: £15.00 + £3.00 p&p (Currently Sold Out).