It is the definitive work on the history of mining in the Kingdom (the Kingdom of Fife that is) and is a treasure of poignant photographs from pits and communities in all the mining areas of the county.
Author: Guthrie Hutton
Category: Coal mines and mining
This has been one of our fastest selling books ever and rightly so. It is the definitive work on the history of mining in the Kingdom (the Kingdom of Fife that is) and is a treasure of poignant photographs from pits and communities in all the mining areas of the county. Included are Longannet, Bowhill, Valleyfield, Comrie, Fordell, Blairenbathie, Lumphinnans, the Nelly, Glencraig, Dundonald, Lochore, Kinglassie, Star, Rothes, Seafield, the Michael, Wellesley and more. The coverage is geographically comprehensive and all the varied aspects of life in a mining community are represented; housing, pit bands, rescue teams, quoiting and of course, football.
LOCHGELLY The highest town in Fife , it sits on a ridge between Loch Ore and
Loch Gelly , once a wild , desolate moorland inhabited by gangs of marauding
gypsies . In 1836 , mineral rights were granted . When coal mining prospered it ...
It subsequently took over many other pits in West and Central Fife and became
the major employer in the area. Fife could indeed stake almost as much of a
claim to be regarded as the mining kingdom as the pilgrim kingdom. So, indeed,
it was ...
Author: Ian Bradley
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Packed with over almost 100 images and countless stories, it brings to life the fascinating communities and the characters along the route in whose footsteps modern pilgrims are treading. Setting off with Celtic saints from Culross and North Queensferry, marching with miners through the West Fife coalfields, continuing on with Covenanters and Communists and ending among the martyrs, relics and ghosts of the haunted city of St Andrews, this gripping narrative presents a journey through Scottish history, ancient and modern, with spiritual reflections along the way.
... Mining in the Kingdom of Fife , Leven , 1907 , p . 19 ) . There is a press report of
a meeting of Fife miners in Dunfermline forming an association in March 1870 (
Glasgow Sentinel , 12 March 1870 ) and The Chief Labour Correspondent of the
Author: Alan Campbell
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
"This historical sociology of the Scottish coalfields framed the analysis of trade unioinism and politics which is developed in the companion volume to this book"--V. 1 Bk. jacket.
THE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT ' The Kingdom of Fife ' The Mine .
. The Mining Community The Selection of Volunteers The Nature of the Work Miners Clerks Activities outside Working Hours Miners Clerks ...
12 – 13 ; Anon . , Mining in the Kingdom ' of Fife : wages , output , selling prices
and shipping facilities together with a review of future dock proposals ( Leven ,
1907 ) , pp . 15 – 16 . 13 . P . M . Bonsall , “ The Somerset and Lothians miners ...
Author: Alan Campbell
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
The Scottish miners experienced enormous changes during these sixty-five years. Enjoying a high degree of autonomy underground throughout the nineteenth century, their work situation was transformed in the twentieth as Scotland became the most intensively mechanised of the British coalfields. Grievances generated by this change led to strike rates in Scotland being up to ten and fifteen times higher than in the major English coalfields. Such militancy displayed considerable geographical variation however, and the translation of grievances into industrial conflict was mediated by variables rooted in the community as well as the pit. A central theme of this volume is to explore the differences between the four principal mining regions in Scotland through the detailed study of ten localities within them. This innovative, two-tiered comparison is used to analyse the competing loyalties of class, gender and ethnicity, to map the uneven terrain of popular protest and social disorder, and to challenge traditional stereotypes of 'a peaceable kingdom'. This historical sociology of the Scottish coalfields frames the analysis of trade unionism and politics which is developed in the companion volume to this book.
... R.P. A History of the Scottish Miners from the Earliest Times ( 1955 )
Barrowman , J. Glossary of Scotch Mining Terms ... R.W. Early Records relating to Mining in Scotland ( Edinburgh 1878 ) Cunningham , A.S. Mining in the Kingdom
of Fife ...
This book details the histories of several of these clubs, and also how the introduction of competitive sport fuelled the rivalries that had been slowly building between neighbouring towns and villages at this time.These rivalries sometimes ...
Author: James Corstorphine
As the popularity of Association Football spread from the west of Scotland through to the east of the country during the 1870's, several clubs were founded in Fife, initially in the west and central coal-mining communities, before spreading to the far-eastern parts of the County during the 1880's. This book details the histories of several of these clubs, and also how the introduction of competitive sport fuelled the rivalries that had been slowly building between neighbouring towns and villages at this time.These rivalries sometimes boiled over, however, resulting in fierce battles, not always confined to the field of play. Read about how, in one such incident, the housewives of the west Fife mining village of Lassodie chased rival supporters from their streets armed with broomsticks!Read also how the Cellardyke Bluejackets football club, who hailed from a small fishing community in the far east of Fife, could not compete in regular competition as the unpredictable occupation of their players meant that they could not guarantee to be home from the sea on Saturday afternoons! The histories and tales contained within the chapters of this book will make compelling reading; not only for those with a passion for football history, but for anyone interested in the social history of nineteenth century Fife!
Author: University of London. Institute of Historical ResearchPublish On: 1976
Aberdeen Ph.D. Political and social attitudes of Fife miners in the 2689 inter - war
years . M.P. Sime . ( Professor T.C. Smout and Mr. D. McCrone . ) Edinburgh Ph.D
. Industrial relations in the Scottish mining industry , 2690 1926-40 . P.B. Long .
Author: University of London. Institute of Historical Research
The Kingdom contained no major stage carriage operators, but a few little
companies were mopped up in the 1960s. ... to the new town of Glenrothes,
taking advantage of an available workforce due to the decline of the coal mining
This book tells the story of the people who left their mark and the events which influenced the development of a nation, as well as detailing the areas that are as lovely today as they were 400 years ago.
Author: Margaret Wright
Publisher: Luath Press
From the world famous golfing town of St Andrews to the picturesque coastal villages of the East Neuk, from the Forth bridges and the traditional industries to the archaeology and the land, Fife has seen great change over the centuries, yet retains many traditions. This book tells the story of the people who left their mark and the events which influenced the development of a nation, as well as detailing the areas that are as lovely today as they were 400 years ago. Topics covered include: background history of all areas mentioned; sites of archaeological interest; the history of mining; walking in Fife; and useful visitor information.
Embark on a voyage of discovery into the mystery of God's timeless realm. If you want an empowered life, if you dare to engage in a life-changing adventure, this book will lead you on a journey into the heart of God.
Author: Dale Arthur Fife
There are divine moments in life when you turn a corner and are astounded by unexpected, breathtaking vistas that you never imagined. Suddenly, your world is changed forever. You have entered a supernatural realm, an eternal dimension, where Jesus is Lord and creation itself shouts His glory. The brilliantly illuminating revelation in The Hidden Kingdom will catapult you into such an experience. Embark on a voyage of discovery into the mystery of God's timeless realm. If you want an empowered life, if you dare to engage in a life-changing adventure, this book will lead you on a journey into the heart of God.
This is the first substantial history of mineworkers in Scotland that covers the entire span of commercial mining from its origins in the Middle Ages to the extinction of deep coal mining in 2002. By focusing on the lives of coal miners themselves, their work and working conditions, Rob Duncan tells a very human story that brings into vivid relief the struggles of generations of men, women and children who have labored underground and at the pit-head, as well as those who spent their working lives in other significant sectors of mining—lead and shale. Based on a wide range of published work and primary sources, including the voices of mineworkers, official reports, and oral and written collections, The Mineworkers is a valuable and informative study of one of Scotland's most important industries.
Author: Ophthalmological Society of the United KingdomPublish On: 1931
Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom. my father , Dr. J. V. ... Although
Edinburgh is not itself an industrial city , it is the hospital centre for a very large mining area , including the Lothians and Fife . Thus , a very large number of ...
Author: Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom
Issues for 1918-61 include reports of the proceedings of affiliated societies and congresses
The Stories and Pictures of All the Places of Interest in Fife and Kinross-shire
Theo Lang. Communion of Auchterderin ... South of Auchterderran , on the road
to Dunfermline , lies the mining village of Lochgelly . Lochgelly , which was once
Blair enters Fife mining history as the centre of the Charles Carlow ( 1848 – 1923
) Memorial Home for Miners founded by ... as suffragan Bishop of Caledonia
within the realm of Eugenius II , king of the dual kingdom of Strathclyde - Cumbria
Author: Raymond Lamont-Brown
Publisher: John Donald Publishers
Category: Fife (Scotland)
Fife has always been one of Scotland's most distinctive counties. Though never a kingdom in its own right, its geographical position as a peninsular county between the firths of Tay and Forth has helped maintain its self-contained identity through the ages. Not surprising for a county of such historical resonance, Fife contains a huge number of houses, churches and castles that witnessed events that quite literally shaped the nation. This work introduces the reader to these places and those associated with them - from the great abbeys of Lindores and Balmerino and the major towns of St Andrews, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy to the beautiful villages of the East Neuk and the islands of the Firth of Forth. It also introduces some of the less familiar details from Fife's to produce a complete introduction to this county.
Author: Stationery Office (U K )Publish On: 2012-06
... Hall Construction Services Ltd Wilsontown South Lanarkshire Horizon Mining
Ltd Bwlch Ffos Neath Port Talbot Kier Minerals Ltd Greenburn Project East
Ayrshire Land Engineering Services Ltd Comrie Colliery Site Fife Miller Argent (
Author: Stationery Office (U K )
Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso
This issue of the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics (DUKES) is part of a series and updates the figures given in the DUKES 2011. The publication consists of seven chapters; the first chapter deals with overall energy, with the other chapters covering specific fuels, combined heat and power and renewable sources of energy. The statistics presented in this digest will generate widespread interest from anyone working within or with an interest in energy sources, consumption and climate change. Chapters covering specific fuels and renewable sources of energy contain details on the production and consumption of individual fuels, presented using commodity balances. A commodity balance illustrates the flow of a fuel through from production to final consumption. These individual commodity balances are also combined in an energy balance, showing the interaction between different fuels. General energy statistics are presented in a table, revealing energy consumption by final users and an analysis of energy consumption by main industrial groups. Surveys conducted by AEA Energy & Environment on behalf of DECC estimate the contribution made by combined heat and power and renewable energy to energy production and consumption in the UK.