Mudcat Café message #2036511 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101128   Message #2036511
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
26-Apr-07 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Coal Not Dole (Kay Sutcliffe)
Subject: RE: who wrote coal not dole?
Googling for Tilmanstone coal, it seems the coal was OK for industrial purposes (main market for steam coals). Other factors (thickness of seams, accessibility, water invasion, costs, etc.) seem to have been the reasons for unprofitability.

See http://www.dover.gov.uk/kentcoal/exhibition/tilmanstone.asp
Tilmanstone