Littleton Colliery First Aid and Rescue Teams

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Date:1950 - 1960 (c.)

Description:Members of Littleton Colliery First Aid and Rescue Teams dressed in suits and ties, with cups and trophies displayed on a table outside one of the colliery buildings. Standing behind the table, left to righ are: Len Angel, Bill Dolphin, Harry Baker, Alan Slade, Alf 'Snorky' Haywood, ?, Jack Craner, ?, ?. Seated at left side of the table ?. Seated at the right side of the table is Alec Jeavons.

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 ...

1960s
Interior of Littleton Colliery Medical Centre
Interior of Littleton Colliery Medical Centre

Sick or injured men were treated here before gong to hospital or to their own doctor. ...

1980s
Littleton Colliery No. 3 Pit
Littleton Colliery No. 3 Pit

Exterior view of Littleton Colliery No. 3 Pit, showing the headframe and general ...

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Creators: Mr Richard Webb - Creator

Donor ref:2000.0003.00030 (21/4026)

Source: Museum of Cannock Chase

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