A pit village is a term used in the UK for the village around a deep coal mine. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Many of the workers lived in houses that were provided by the colliery. Most of the houses are now owned by local authorities as the houses were sold to them when the colliery closed. Many villages seem to be ghost towns as the colliery used to be the heart of the village and people have moved to bigger towns and cities where there are jobs for them to make a living. A ghost town is a Town or City that has been abandoned usually because the economic activity that supported it has failed or due to natural or human-caused One of the worst cases of such depopulation was Fitzwilliam, West Yorkshire, which has seen around a third of its housing left unoccupied. Fitzwilliam is a small Village on the edge of West Yorkshire, England. The village's problems were brought into culture by a song by Chumbawamba and the novel Nineteen Seventy Four. Chumbawamba are an English band who began their career playing Anarcho-punk, but over a 25-year career have gone on to play music ranging from pop -influenced
The last remaining deep coal mine in North East England was Ellington Colliery which closed in 2005. Ellington is a small Village on the coast of Northumberland, England. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The film Billy Elliot is set in the fictitious pit village of Everington during the miners' strike of 1984-1985. Billy Elliot is a 2000 Film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. The miners' strike of 1984 – 1985 was a major Industrial action affecting the British coal industry. It was shot on location in Easington Colliery which went through the events of 1985. Easington Colliery is an old Coal mining Town in County Durham, in England. Brassed Off was set in the fictional "Grimley", which was only a thin veil for Grimethorpe. Brassed Off is a 1996 Black comedy British film written and directed by Mark Herman. Grimethorpe is a large Village which is part of the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England.