NT3396 : Michael Colliery site

taken 8 years ago, near to East Wemyss, Fife, Great Britain

Michael Colliery site
Michael Colliery site
Flat land beside the Firth of Forth. This is the site of one of the biggest and productive Scottish mines. The mine closed in 1967 following an underground fire which killed nine miners. The site was not heavily redeveloped and is now an open space.
There are still vast quantities of coal under the Firth of Forth. I live beside a closed pit on the Forth, and can see East Wemyss from my window now. It is more than possible that the seams continue, from under my feet, faulting apart all the way across from East Lothian to Fife.
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NT3396, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 24 September, 2009
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 336 961 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:9.1988N 3:4.1410W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 336 961
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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