Vesting Day / Nationally Agreed Wages
( 1947 )
On the 1st January 1947, the British Coal Industry was nationalised - collieries were no longer owned by private individuals.
National Coal Board flags were flown at coal mines to mark this historic occasion - known simply as, Vesting Day.
These notices were on display at all newly nationalised collieries.
Signed by: Clement Richard Attlee
Prime Minister (1945-51)
North Durham Area Collieries on Vesting Day
Nationally Agreed Wages for Day Wage Men i.e. Not Pieceworkers