In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Mr Richards had been a banksman at Cleworth Hall Colliery in Tyldesley and until he retired worked as a service man collecting coal samples from collieries throughout Lancashire.
- Ralph further expanded the road haulage side and was one of the first coal merchants in the south to collect coal direct from collieries in South Wales and the Midlands.
- The colliery is now producing 10,000 tonnes of coal a week, which is 2,000 more than before the mine went into receivership.
- Dr Raisman's great-grandfather traded in horses, many of which became pit ponies in Yorkshire's collieries.
- A breath of hope came in 1994 when UK Coal's predecessor RJB Mining, bought 21 collieries from British Coal, including many in this region.
- But unlike in England, where UK Coal owns 13 of the 14 remaining collieries, Scottish Coal had no way of juggling output when Longannet hit production problems.
- The shaft is likely to be a remnant of the former colliery on the site.
- At that time the mining workers' unions of the colliery supported the band financially, each miner paying a penny from his wages.
- Planning permission already exists for parts of the colliery where coal has been extracted, although these permissions are due to run out this year.
- They formed an alliance with Coal Investments, but their bid for six collieries was eventually rejected.
- UK Coal admitted some equipment had been taken to some of its other pits but said the colliery would be sold to any prospective bidder.
- The organisation of services at collieries and contact with miners gave him great pleasure.
- Campaigner Gerald Carr, a retired mining engineer who spent 34 years working in local collieries, is leader of the residents' association.
- No one wants a colliery on their doorstep or a coal mine under their home.
- The depth of pits in the local collieries frequently exceeded 600 m underground.
- But it is these values that are at odds with those of other local residents (regarded as incomers by the miners) who want to see the open-cast collieries in the area closed.
- SEVEN collieries in the region are among nine mines to share a £16.5m Government handout designed to help safeguard their future.
- In 1946, just prior to nationalisation, only 14 out of Fife's 34 collieries had pithead baths; after nationalisation they all got them.
- The civic society is appealing for people connected with the colliery to come forward with recollections of life at the pit.
- Back in 1831, Welsh coal miners at the tower colliery invented the red flag as a symbol of rebellion.
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