Yorkshire Post (08/Oct/1929) - Northern Items

A brief mention of The Mining Industry in the Huddersfield District (1929) by D.A. Wray.

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.

A pamphlet issued by the Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield, and entitled, "The Mining Industry in the Huddersfield district," by Dr. D. A. Wray, gives the interesting information that although there were 116 coal pits in the vicinity of Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, and Holmfirth, 70 years ago, producing about one-fourth of the county's coal output, the number of working pits in the corresponding area to-day is under 40.