The images used as backgrounds for the exhibition have been reproduced here, so that they can be viewed in full.
Ty Trist Colliery [c. 1940s-1950s], (Courtesy of Big Pit)
Annesley Colliery, February 1994 (Mick Haskard)
Barony Colliery, marshalling yard and power station, 1967 (Crown Copyright).
Bickershaw Colliery (Crown Copyright)
Easington Colliery, c.1990 (Simon Chapman)
Markham Colliery, 1956 (Arthur May personal collection, digitised for this project under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0)
Point of Ayr Colliery, (Crown Copyright)
Constructing the new drft at Prince of Wales Colliery, c. 1980. (West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, WYW186/2/18/1/100)
Tower Colliery, December 1982 (John Podpadec)