Colliery Pit Head winding Gear Lancs England UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:45.8 MB (1.3 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:3446 x 4646 px | 29.2 x 39.3 cm | 11.5 x 15.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:23 June 2013
Location:Astley Green, Tyldesley, Manchester, England, UK M29 7JB
The National Coal Board (NCB) was the statutory corporation created to run the nationalised coal mining industry in the United Kingdom. Set up under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946, it took over the mines on "vesting day", 1 January 1947. In 1987 it was renamed the British Coal Corporation, whose assets were subsequently privatised.