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Collection Details


Collection Name: Haig Colliery Mining Museum Oral History Project
Repository Name: Haig Colliery Mining Museum [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
URL: http://www.haig1.freeserve.co.uk/page73.html
Material Formats: [19 documents with audio]
Description: The focus of the first sessions were to record memories of the notorious New Houses, miners dwellings built in 1788 to house the influx of miners to work the Lowther's mines. They were inhabited right up to 1940 and many local people remember living there.
Interviews: [20 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Cumbria (England)--History; Cumbria, England; England; Gold miners; Gold mines and mining; Local history; Miners; Mines and mineral resources; Oral history; United Kingdom
Collection Code: OHC0001421