SJ8853 : Chatterly Whitfield Colliery

taken 4 years ago, near to Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Chatterly Whitfield Colliery
Chatterly Whitfield Colliery
Chatterly Whitfield (Originally Whitfield Colliery) began producing coal in the 1830s.

By 1937, with manpower in excess of 4,000, the colliery had become the first colliery in Britain to mine one million tons of saleable coal in one year.

In spite of nationalisation in 1947, the colliery closed on 25th March 1977.

(Information from local signs)

Today, the site struggles to become either a mining museum or a business centre, though its spoil heaps have been re-landscaped to create a country park.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Coal Mine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8824 5335 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.6347N 2:10.6196W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8817 5337
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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