Sam Woods, Member of Parliament, Trade Union Leader, Coal Miner

New! Annotated reprint of a rare 1891 book by Samuel Woods.

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If you are here for bonus material, I will be uploading photos of artefacts and memorabilia from the family.

This will be added to and updated over time. Be sure to check out my blog as well, which will have anecdotes and interesting items from the life of Mr. Woods.

The descendants of Samuel Woods are hoping that a museum, archive or library may be interested in the artefacts that the family has in their possession in order to create a display or exhibition of some kind. We will update on here if anything does manage to get arranged. The items available include these shown here on this page.

Several beautiful certificates were presented to Sam Woods over the years in recognition for the services he provided in the local community, in politics, and representing the interests of miners through his trade union activities. These feature some amazing artwork and skillful calligraphy. Other items include an engraved and ornamental tea urn, and the key to the town of Walthamstow. There is an album containing nearly every obituary published in the national and various local newspapers upon the news of the death of Mr. Woods. There is also an original copy of his Visions of the Mine book. As far as I am aware, there are only two other copies in existence: one at the Wigan Historical Society and the other at the London School of Economics.