"Lights Out in Britain for the Coal Industry"

"KELLINGLEY, England — Tens of thousands of British coal miners have lost their jobs in recent decades, during the steep decline of an industry that stoked the nation’s industrial rise, sustained it through two world wars and once employed more than one million people.

Chris Jamieson will be one of the very last.

In December, his job is set to disappear when Kellingley colliery, Britain’s last deep coal mine, is scheduled to close for good."

Stephen Castle reports for the New York Times October 31, 2015.

Source: NY Times, 11/02/2015