New! An updated and annotated version of a rare account of the world of the coal mines of Lancashire in Victorian times. Samuel Woods originally published Visions of the Mine in 1891- a collection of stories that he had written for local publications under a pseudonym. The accounts describe the hardships of life for those dependent upon working the mines to survive. This new version makes this hard-to-find book more accessible. It will be of great interest to historians – especially those studying the local history of Lancashire, and those who are interested in the early formation of the trade union movement. Samuel Woods grew from assisting his father in his mine work as a 7 year old boy, to becoming a leader of the trade union movement and a Member of Parliament. This edition includes biographical sketches of his life and contemporary images that help to give a sense of the times.
Visions of the Mine is available in paperback or on Kindle from Amazon.
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