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Bilston - a section of Bradley Mine: lithograph

Inscribed ' A SECTION OF BRADLEY MINE, NEAR BILSTON, SHEWING (sic) THE VARIOUS STRATA, AND THE SEVERAL OPERATIONS OF THE MINERS IN GETTING THE TEN YARD COAL IN THE STAFFORDSHIRE COLLIERIES.'Showing the ...

Birchenwood Collieries Rescue Team, Kidsgrove

Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, but coke and other by-product production continued by using ...

Birchenwood Colliery

Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, but coke and other by-product production continued by using ...

Birchenwood colliery, Kidsgrove

1891-1932. Almost all the coal from this group of pits was used for coke and other by-products. There was an explosion at the No. 18 pit on 18 December 1925 which killed seven men and seriously injured ...

Birchmoor Colliery

The 'Cockspur' pit head buildings of Birchmoor Colliery can be seen here, which were closed down between 1970 and 1980.

Bolebridge Street, Tamworth

Looking north-west along Bolebridge Street in Tamworth. The pinnacles of St. Editha's Church tower can be seen in the background. Shops visible include the Daintie Shop (knitting and sewing supplies), ...

Boothen Colliery , Hanley

Patrick Hamilton, the image donor's great grandfather is second from the left. He was Colliery Banksman at Racecourse/Boothen Colliery, Hanley, Stoke on Trent in the late 1880s to 1900s.

Brandy Row or Foundry View, Huntington

The houses to the front left were known as Brandy Row or Foundry View. The houses seen in the background were on Gravel Lane, these houses stood on the site of what is now housing on the current line ...

Building Department, Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove

Birchenwood colliery opened in the 1890s, most of the coal being used for coke and other by-products. The colliery actually closed in 1932, but coke and other by-product production continued by using ...

Burley pit engine at Apedale colliery, Chesterton

Burley Pit, Apedale

Apedale colliery, the Burley pit (c. 1850-1926) in early 1900’s. This photograph shows the bridge carrying the tub-way from the Watermills colliery to the Burley screens. There is a tub (the local name ...

Burley Pit, Chesterton

Burley Pit was part of Apedale colliery and was open between about 1850 and 1926. This photograph was taken by Thomas Warham, a local photographer, who took many photographs of Audley and its surrounding ...

Cannock Chase views

Five views on and around Cannock Chase and Hednesford: No. 3 Pit, west Cannock Colliery, Hednesford; The Camp, Cannock Chase; West Cannock Colliery, Hednesford; Hednesford, from Church Hill; near the ...

Cheadlepark Colliery, Cheadle

Established in about 1890, Cheadlepark Colliery Co. Ltd. was a small mine situated a mile north of Cheadle. The colliery closed in about 1914. The site is now occupied by the JCB Earthmovers Ltd. factory....

Coal face, Tailgate Roadway, Rugeley

View of the coal face with pit props and roof supports. Four miners wearing helmets stand in the background.

Coal miners at Mid Cannock Colliery

This group of nine coal miners at waiting at the pit head for the 'kibble (bucket) to take them underground. To the side are two notices giving instructions on the use of the underground apparatus. The ...

Coal mining by hand

The men is this picture are using hand tools to remove coal from the rock face and are loading it into a wagon. As you can tell from the picture mining was hot, dark and claustrophobic work and the risks ...

Coal pickers at Wimblebury Colliery, Cannock

Photograph of coal pickers at Wimblebury Colliery, Cannock during the 1921 Coal Miner's Strike. Wimblebury Colliery opened in 1872. In 1892 it was connected to the Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Company's ...