Colliery

  • (noun): A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.
    Synonyms: pit

Some articles on colliery:

Silverwood Colliery Platform
... Silverwood Colliery platform, the original, was a wooden railway platform built for John Brown's Private Railway in order to operate Paddy Mail trains from Roundwood Colliery to Silverwood Colliery to ... The second Silverwood Colliery platform was a specially constructed railway platform built with only one passenger in mind, H ... The Queen, when she visited the colliery on 31 July 1975 ...
Moss Bank - History - The Decline of The Mining Industry
... The last coal mine located close to the town centre (Ravenhead Colliery) and those that were located in the outlying districts of St Helens, including Clock Face (Clock Face Colliery), Sutton, (Bo ... By 1992 all the mines had been shut, with Sutton Manor Colliery, the last to go in St Helens proper, finally closing its gates on 24 May 1991 ... The last colliery in the modern metropolitan borough and in the St Helens area of the South Lancashire Coalfield, was Parkside, in Newton-le-Willows, which was closed ...
Ladyshore Colliery
... Ladyshore Colliery, originally named Back o' th Barn, was situated on the Irwell Valley fault on the Manchester Coalfield in Little Lever, then in the historic county ... Founded by Thomas Fletcher Senior, the colliery opened in the 1830s and mined several types of coal ... Closed in 1949, it was the last colliery to remain in use by the canal ...
Llancaiach Branch - Operations
... The railway called its northern terminus at the Llancaiach Colliery "Nelson," after a local public house ... The 1887 closure of the Llancaiach Colliery caused the line to become placed into "care and maintenance" for 6months, until the opening of the Albion Colliery, and the ...
Lady Windsor Colliery - Production
... This spurred Davies purchase of the rival Harris-owned Deep Navigation Colliery in 1893, which from 1914 for a period provided electricity supply to Lady Windsor ... During its peak period the colliery employed around 1500 people directly although most of the 6000-7000 village community relied upon the pit in one way ... In 1935 the colliery was employing 142 men on the surface and 949 underground ...