Cumbria Archives - Nationalised Industries: National Coal Board records

The Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946 provided for the complete nationalisation of the coal industry and the establishment of a National Coal Board. The Board was constituted in 1946 and in 1947 the assets of 800 or more private collieries and the contracts of their employees were transferred to the Board, along with other assets of the earlier Coal Commission.

In 1986 the name was changed to the British Coal Corporation. The British Coal Corporation has subsequently been de-nationalised.

Links to online catalogues of records:

Colliery Plans: Broughton Moor, Cleator Moor, Flimby, Harrington, Whitehaven and Workington

Various Colliery Companies: Allerdale Coal Company, Cumberland Coal Owners' Association, Moresby Coal Company

Whitehaven Colliery Company: Cumberland District Coal Mines Scheme, 1930; Winscales Central Mines Rescue Station

Cumberland Coalfield Records

British Coal Corporation Opencast Northern Region