Final cut for UK coal

Final cut for UK coal

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  • Coal Mining - Silverhill Colliery - 1992

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Crippled by rising imports of foreign coal and falling demand for its own product among utilities, British Coal announced that it would close 31 of its remaining 50 mines and lay off 31,000 miners, nearly three-quarters of the industry's dwindling work force.

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