Britain buries era of deep coal mining as last pit closes

An undated photograph, made available by UK Coal, showing a miner at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, northern England. This is Britain's last deep coal mine, which closed for good yesterday. Coal mining was once one of the country's most important
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An undated photograph, made available by UK Coal, showing a miner at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, northern England. This is Britain's last deep coal mine, which closed for good yesterday. Coal mining was once one of the country's most important industries, and the closure of the pit brings the era of deep coal mining there to an end.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2015, with the headline 'Britain buries era of deep coal mining as last pit closes'. Print Edition | Subscribe