Statistics

The coalfield was, for statistical purposes, split into two along the Gloucestershire/Somerset border. One consequence of this was that the Bedminster pits, which were generally regarded as part of the Bristol industry (their workers belonged to the Bristol Miners' Association, rather than its Somerset counterpart), are included in the Somerset figures. The effect of this on output figures is unclear, although in 1895 these pits employed 1,007 men out of a total of 7,050 in the whole coalfield (2,002 in Bristol and 5,048 in Somerset)

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