Third of Yorkshire Miners Out – Pit Strike Industries Hit

September 1947

Yorkshire Evening Post – Thursday 04 September 1947

A Third of Yorkshire Miners Out
Shinwell May Try Again In the Pit Strike
Industries Hit

Mr Shinwell’s talk with the NUM tomorrow maybe the basis of a new approach to the Coal Board, with whom he will also meet tomorrow.

With more than 1/3 of the Yorkshire miners on strike and the cost of about 60,000 tons of coal a day, industries in the area are beginning to make fuel cuts.

Mexborough Area

In the Mexborough area, Barnburgh, Wath Main and Kilnhurst were idle. Manvers Main was partially idle and Cadeby 50% idle. Denaby reported normal working.

The afternoon shift at Houghton Main, Mitchell Main and daughter were idle, but, one and Dearne Valley were normal. No colliers were working at Wombwell Main.