Lea Hall Colliery First Aid team

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Description:Members of the First Aid team 1980-1 each holding a silver cup. Second on the left is Steve Perrin, Middle: Richard Instone, Right: Richard Barber.

Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board. The two shafts were started in 1954 and sunk to a depth of 1300ft (396m). The first coal was produced in 1960, and the colliery's costs to this date were approximately £14,000,000. The shafts passed through 11 seams of Cannock Chase coal with a total thickness of 51ft (15.5m). It produced in excess of 1,000,000 tons per year on several occasions. It employed over 200 men but was closed on economical grounds in 1990.

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Source: Museum of Cannock Chase

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