photo of striking miners, Lucknow 1897

The Lucknow Strike

The strike was against the reduction in wages, the new system of grading pays and to protect the miners against ‘the perpetual search warrant’. There … Read more

First Aid Room

This room is said to be the First Aid Room, set up to render first aid when a mine disaster or accident occurred. Miners would have … Read more

Photo of a man-cage used for transporting miners

Safety in the mines

Safety has long been an issue in mining. Although the Lucknow mines were renowned for their good safety record, mine manager Henry Newman enforced very … Read more

Photo of

Henry William Newman

Henry William Newman was born in Nantes, France on 27 November 1839. Henry Newman’s grandfather was the British Consul in France and his father Robert … Read more