The last deep coal mine in Yorkshire closed in 2015 – and it was the end of an era.

The decline of British coal mines left some areas of the UK in poor economic conditions ad with the feeling of having been left behind. This can partly explain how districts like Wigan, where Labour won the 2017 general election with 62.2 per cent, largely voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum (63.9 per cent).

What’s left of an economic sector that in the 1980s employed more than 200,000 people? What do miners do now? How are coal mines remembered in the contemporary culture?

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