My Ancestor Was A Coalminer
A fully revised second edition of My Ancestor was a Coalminer by David Tonks. This book is of tremendous use to anyone with coalminers in their family tree. The author was brought up in an East Durham colliery village and has vividly brought to life the lives, work and communities of coalminers. There is a comprehensive chapter devoted to sources to encourage further research and a very helpful glossary of mining terms.