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National Coal Board Divisions in 1954

The tables below show the National Coal Board Divisions in 1954, the areas in each division, the number of pits in each area, and the number of people working in each area.

DIVISION AREA PITS MANPOWER
ScottishWest Fife2116,200
Lothians2314,600
Central West3213,000
Central East2513,800
West Ayr227,800
Alloa197,800
East Fife99,200
East Ayr2410,300
Total in Area17593,200
Northern South Northumberland 21 13,000
Central Northumberland 24 18,100
North Northumberland 14 15,500
Cumberland 10 6,000
Total in Area69 52,800
Durham North East Durham 12 16,100
Mid East Durham 15 24,200
South East Durham 8 14,900
South West Durham 23 18,700
Mid West Durham 27 16,200
North West Durham 43 25,400
Total in Area 128 116,100
North EasternWorksop 12 20,900
Doncaster 13 28,200
Rotherham 12 22,700
Carlton 13 20,100
South Barnsley 12 14,100
North Barnsley 19 12,900
Wakefield 15 12,600
Castleford 16 21,300
Total in Area 112 153,500
North WesternManchester 14 18,100
Wigan 19 17,300
St Helens 14 15,800
Burnley 17 5,000
North Wales 6 9,600
Total in Area 70 66,600
East MidlandsChesterfield 19 24,500
Edwinstowe 12 21,700
Alfreton 18 19,600
Ilkeston 16 14,600
Nottingham 8 13,900
South Derby & Leicester 16 16,400
Total in Area 89 111,400
West MidlandsNorth Staffordshire 20 21,600
Cannock Chase 14 17,500
South Staffordshire 7 5,700
Warwickshire 12 17,800
Total in Area 53 62,900
South WesternSwansea 15 7,900
Maesteg 22 15,400
Rhondda 16 17,400
Aberdare 20 15,700
Rhymney 16 19,800
Monmouthshire 29 22,500
Forest of Dean 6 3,000
Somerset & Bristol 8 3,100
Neath 31 15,100
Total in Area 163 120,900
South EasternTotal in Area4 7,100
TOTAL863784,500
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