TitleMining Department
DescriptionSeam plans, coalfield plans and plans of individual collieries. Papers relating to schemes and projects at Baddesley, Coventry and Daw Mill Collieries and South Warwickshire Prospect. Reports of injuries or dangerous occurrences. Papers relating to the closure of Binley Colliery.
Extent666 plans, 316 transparencies, 44 files, 11 volumes, 1 booklet, 2 leaflets
Administrative HistoryThe Production Department was responsible for planning and initiating the development of coal reserves, and also ensuring that they were efficiently and safely worked. Thus, it had dealt with, amongst other matters, re-organisation schemes, training, health and safety in mines, technical aspects of mining, electrical and mechanical devices, coal preparation and supplies. Its responsibilities were wide, including central workshops, the regional geological service, the regional architectural and quantity surveying service, and the mines rescue service. The name of this department was changed from Production Department to Mining Department in July 1971. [Information taken from The National Archive Catalogue, COAL 29, accessed 24 Feb 2021.]
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