The views expressed on this site reflect historical opinions and do not represent the views of the site owners.

While we endeavour to ensure our transcriptions are as accurate as possible, we strongly recommend that readers check against the original source. 

10 May 2012 - Following some comments in our Guestbook we would like to add the following clarification regarding the material on this site. Every transcription on this site represents a contemporary historical viewpoint. This includes many negative views - about the mining community as a whole, parts of the community such as the Irish and Lithuanian miners, and individual miners - which may be offensive to modern readers. We do not in any way support or condone the sentiments expressed in these articles, but we feel it is important not to airbrush history.  By exposing such views we hope that that readers will gain a better understanding of the prejudices their ancestors may have faced.