SJ8248 : NCB Holditch Colliery gates at Apedale Heritage Centre, Apedale Community Country Park, near Chesterton

near to Alsagers Bank, Staffordshire, Great Britain

NCB Holditch Colliery gates at Apedale Heritage Centre, Apedale Community Country Park, near Chesterton
NCB Holditch Colliery gates at Apedale Heritage Centre, Apedale Community Country Park, near Chesterton
These gates from the closed National Coal Board's Hilditch Colliery have been re-erected at the Apedale Heritage Centre, adjacent to the outside seating area. The colliery also known as Brymbo Colliery opened in 1912 at nearby Chesterton. It closed in 1990. Prior to nationalisation, there was a mining accident on the 2nd July 1937, when a fire caused a series of explosions which killed 30 men. The Inspector at the subsequent enquiry concluded that a management decision had been taken, after the fire started, to try and save the seam of coal, in conditions which were known to be very dangerous, and so unnecessarily led to the loss of life.
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Saturday, 30 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 8 August, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Educational sites 
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