King Coal’s final victim: A reconstruction of the events surrounding the last fatal accident in a Bristol colliery – August 1932

By John Penny

Issue 07, Summer 2001 pp 5-10

Between the First and Second World Wars coal mining was still being carried out within the city boundaries of Bristol, and it was not until the early 1960’s that the last mine in adjoining South Gloucestershire finally closed. John Penny reveals the extraordinary act of bravery during the final years of working at Speedwell Colliery, which at the time touched the hearts of thousands of local people.

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