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Search for miners working in the Durham coalfield. Our Mining Durham's Hidden Depths database, created by volunteers, contains over 228,000 entries.

'Mining Durham's Hidden Depths' project is creating indexes to the Durham Miners' Association trade union records. Produced by over 100 volunteers, there are currently 229648 names in the database, which continues to grow. Use the options below to find information about Durham miners from these records and other coal mining collections held in the Record Office.

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