Yorkshire Evening Post – Thursday 04 September 1947
A Third of Yorkshire Miners Out
Shinwell May Try Again In the Pit Strike
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.
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.