Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 146,913 pages of information and 232,835 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1987 the National Coal Board became the British Coal Corporation.
1994 With the passing of the Coal Industry Act the industry-wide administrative functions of British Coal were transferred to the new Coal Authority and its assets were privatised, its English assets being merged with RJB Mining to form UK Coal plc.
By the time of privatisation, only 15 pits were left in production.