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Report - Chatterley Whitfield Colliery - Sep 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The Engineer, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. The Engineer

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    Visited with DHL and Adders, a good day and plenty of good laughs, thanks lads.

    History....

    Chatterley Whitfield Colliery is a disused coal-mine in Stoke-on-Trent. It was the largest in North Staffordshire, and was the first colliery to produce 1,000,000 tons of saleable coal in a year.

    In 1974 it was decided that Chatterley Whitfield coal could be more easily worked from Wolstanton Colliery and an underground roadway was driven to join the two pits. In 1976 coal drawing at Chatterley Whitfield came to an end. Two years later, a Trust was formed to establish the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum. The Museum, which offered an underground tour to visitors, operated for twelve years, but finally closed in August 1991 because of drainage problems.

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