Sixty Years on

At the time of writing it had been sixty years since Frog Lane Colliery at Coalpit Heath in South Gloucestershire closed.  But memories of the colliery were still strong. Published in 2009 this book takes a look at the history of the colliery; work on the surface and underground, the private railway and the social life of the colliers.

The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, many taken in 1906, together with maps and plans of both the surface and the underground workings.

Throughout the work are included reminiscences by men who worked at the colliery and by residents of Coalpit Heath and district who recall the impact of colliery life in the area.  As such the book forms an extremely valuable piece of social history.  This book will have appeal to social historians, South Gloucestershire residents, industrial historians and anyone with an interest mining history.

The book has been published by Lightmoor Press in conjunction with South Gloucestershire Mining Research Group.  It has over 150 illustrations plus maps and ephemera.  104 pages, 275mm x 210mm, printed on gloss art paper, perfectly bound with laminated card covers.