• Gavin Holman deposited Wylam Colliery – Rules of a Band on Humanities Commons 6 months, 1 week ago

    The band was founded in 1850 and was supported by the colliery owners, the Blackett family, and also by subscription. A set of rules were drawn up which, by today’s standards, were quite strict in their forfeits and fines, though the issues they foresaw in their members’ behaviours are still relevant today!