Interior of Littleton Colliery Medical Centre

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Date:1960 - 1980 (c.)

Description:Sick or injured men were treated here before gong to hospital or to their own doctor.
Cannock and Huntington Collieries Company started sinking both No. 1 Shaft and No. 2 Shaft in January 1877. By 1881 the shafts were sunk to just over 400ft (121m) but severe water problems caused the shafts to be abandoned. In 1897 Lord Hatherton, on whose land the venture stood, decided to re-open the shafts if this was possible. A third shaft (No. 3 Shaft) was started but No. 1 was left full of water, and so by 1902 No. 2 and No. 3 shafts were sunk through all the Cannock Chase coal measures to a depth of 1644ft (501m). All the seams were worked at different intervals of time until the colliery's closure in December 1993. At its peak the colliery employed 2000 men.


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1930s
Exterior view of Littleton Colliery
Exterior view of Littleton Colliery

This picture of Littleton Colliery was taken from an area of open ground where the ...

1950s
Littleton Colliery First Aid and Rescue Teams
Littleton Colliery First Aid and Rescue Teams

Members of Littleton Colliery First Aid and Rescue Teams dressed in suits and ties, ...

1970s
Meeting of mining officials at Littleton Colliery
Meeting of mining officials at Littleton Colliery

These five men standing in an office at the colliery are all mining officials. They ...

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