The History And Development Of
The Mines Rescue Service In Britain
Rescue stations pre. 1911
The coal mines act of 1911
Modern rescue stations
Escape apparatus and self rescuers.
The national coal board colliery emergency organisation today
Qualifications of rescue station officers and officials
Training of part-time rescue workers
Underground Coal Gasification
The Butty System
A butty was a man who had come up from the ranks of workmen, saved some money, as his business required capital to provide tools, timber, horses etc. He was a sub-contractor, and an intermediary between master and men.
By John Lumsdon