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West Cannock Colliery, No 3 Hednesford

View of mine buildings and winding gear. One coal truck with the name of the colliery painted on side is standing by the railway. West Cannock Colliery Company had 5 sites: No.1 plant (pit) was ...

West Cannock No 5 Pit

AAn aerial view of West Cannock No 5 Pit and the causeway across Rising Brook valley, between Hednesford and Rugeley on Cannock Chase coal mine. A ballon advertising Staffordshire Building Society can ...

West Cannock No.1 Colliery, Hednesford

An aerial view of West Cannock No.1 Colliery which was situated near Pye Green, Hednesford. It was sunk in 1869 on Green Heath Common. the colliery closed 1958

Weston-on-Trent - Shirleywich Saltworks: sepia wash drawing

'Shirleywich Saltworks.' Showing a street of cottages, with several smoking furnace chimneys on the right. There is a wagon on the road and a man walking with his dog in the foreground.'T. P. W.,' [T. ...

Wetton - Lead Oar at Ectonhill: engraving

'Lead Oar of an Eight sided form at Ectonhill.'Anonymous.

Wharf Street, Longton. Photographed by William Blake.

Street scene taken at Wharf Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This is possibly the best known image from the collection. Blake, in a library entry for the North Staffs Field Club, describes ...

White barn Colliery, Knutton

A photo of the last portion of the White barn colliery at Knutton which was founded in 1800 by the Lawton family and demolished in 1902 by James Nind.

Whitfield Colliery employees

Whitfield employees of 1897 muster in the colliery yard in front of the Hard Mine haulage engine-house for their photograph. Before the 18th century, mining was only a part-time occupation. As the ...

Whitfield Colliery Prize Band, Audley

Whitfield Colliery Prize Band from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They are pictured in Audley having won the Silver Challenge Cup for 1924.

Whitfield colliery surface ambulance team

From the 1880's ambulance teams were formed at many collieries to administer first aid prior to the arrival of the local doctor. Besides medical officers at the various levels, there were ambulance and ...

Whitfield Colliery. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide with a view of Chatterly Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. This lantern slide appears to be one of a group used for a presentation or slide show by Blake entitled “Staffordshire ...

Whitfield Road, Ball Green, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking north along Whitfield Road from near the junction with Bemersley Road. In the distance is the spoil tip belonging to Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. Just to the left of the detached house in the ...

Winding gear, 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 ...

Winstanley pit, winding engine

Steam winders were invented in the 19th century, and were eventually replaced by electric winders in the 20th century around the time of nationalisation. The winding engines are the biggest power-consuming ...

Wolstanton Colliery from Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent

This photograph was taken looking south down the Fowlea Brook valley. Ricardo Street is no more, mostly lying under Middleport Park. The two winding gear towers are clearly visible and running across ...

Wolstanton Colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the working Wolstanton Colliery. The Colliery was demolished in the late 1980s and a retail park now stands on the site. The Colliery was opened in 1920 and was merged with Sneyd and Hanley ...

Women picketing at Florence Colliery, Longton.

This photograph, taken during the 1984 - 1985 miner's strike, shows an early morning picket line at Florence Colliery in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Women from mining families were very active during the ...

Wooden headgear at Chatterley Whitfield colliery

Before steel headgear, wooden headgear was normally used. This photograph clearly shows the wooden headgear at Engine pit, Chatterley Whitfield colliery. The headgear is built for winding the cage ...