Size: 216mm x 138mm
Illustrations: 16 b/w
The Pitmen’s Requiem
The Pitmen's Requiem movingly relates the stories and the hardships of the miners who worked in the Great Northern Coalfield. It tells, through interviews and investigative reporting, how Robert Saint’s famous brass band composition ‘Gresford’ – the Miners’ Hymn – became a requiem for mining communities and their way of life.
Peter Crookston is a journalist who has worked as an editorial executive on the Observer and the Sunday Times. He was editor of Nova magazine in the 1960s and editor of the Observer magazine in the 1970s. His first book, Villain, The Biography of a Criminal was published in 1967 and he edited the books Village London, Village England, Island Britain, and The Ages of Britain from series he produced at the Observer. He comes from Tyneside but has lived in London since 1963.