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Park Webb Forge, Wigan

D-EXP/P/I45/49 16 May 1978 Wolverhampton Archives

A drum winder mainshaft order by M. B. Wild and Company of Birmingham. The National Coal Board at Selby, Yorkshire is mentioned.

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Wolverhampton Centenary Exhibition, Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

D-EXP/P/W74/12 23 Apr 1948 Wolverhampton Archives

The National Coal Board’s theme at the exhibition was “Coal is Food”. The stand also presented the development of coal mining since nationalisation. The photograph shows Lord Hyndley and Sir Ben Smith on the left, talking to Albert Parkes of Hilton Main C

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Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum, near Stoke

D-EXP/P/B3/27 14 Dec 1982 Wolverhampton Archives

A Derby firm produced promotional bugs which had become really popular. Holly Lane and the National Coal Board are mentioned.

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Beckminster Methodist Church, Wolverhampton

D-EXP/P/W32/11 16 May 1958 Wolverhampton Archives

Carved oak reredoes were presented to the church by Mr T. L. Evans of the National Coal Board and his wife, in memory of their son Ceri.

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D-EXP/P/S73/120 26 May 1984 Wolverhampton Archives

The National Coal Board was investing heavily into three collieries – Lea Hall at Rugeley, Littleton in Cannock and Hem Heath near Stoke-on-Trent – where strike-defying miners were regularly going to work. Ian MacGregor is mentioned. The photograph shows

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20 Lansbury Drive, Broomhill

D-EXP/P/H1/2 26 Aug 1975 Wolverhampton Archives

85,000 homes owned by the National Coal Board in the Cannock and Rugeley areas were due to be sold off at up to half the market value, and tenants were to get first refusal. The photograph shows Mick Jarocki and his son Mike outside their home.