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Coal mining played an important role in the economy of
North Staffordshire. The coalfield is one of the richest and most compact
in Europe. It supported the development of the local and countrywide
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By the 20th century most manual workers
in North Staffordshire, if not employed in the pottery or steel
industries, were employed in the coal industry.
The coalfield output had
remained remarkably constant throughout the 20th
average weekly wage (in New Money) for miners working below ground
in Stoke-on-Trent between 1920-1938 was - see linked page.
has been used as the original source of practically all our heat