Early Mining

There is evidence for coal being used as a fuel in Britain which dates back to the Roman occupation. After the Romans left Britain there is little evidence of coal in use until the 1100s, although it was probably still used by blacksmiths in places where it was close to hand. For more information, open the pdf. file below provided by The National Coal Mining Museum for England:

Early Mining

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http://www.ncm.org.uk