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Report - Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Stoke 09/2010 engine /winding house

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Oldskool, Sep 14, 2010.

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    Missed this the first time here but well worth a revisit.Another Oldskool,Host and Eotech outing .....


    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 theChatterley 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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    Thanks for looking OLDSKOOL...........
     
    #1 Oldskool, Sep 14, 2010
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