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Diglake colliery, Audley, Newcastle-under-Lyme

On the 14th January 1895, 77 miners lost their lives at Diglake when an inrush of water from old workings flooded the mine. The mine was never re-opened following the disaster.

Disused screens at Leycett colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Dudley - 'Whimsey or Engine Drawing Coal' : lithograph

'Whimsey or Engine Drawing Coal,' showing an old-type beam engine working drum on which the hauling chains run (two pits). Also (inset) 'Skip filled with thick coal,' showing a low truck piled with coal, ...

Dudley Wood Road, Dudley Wood, West Midlands

A view looking north along Dudley Wood Road, one of a series of photographs taken showing subsidence of buildings due to coal mining. Most of the buildings are suffering from subsidence. On the right ...

Ecton Copper Mine

A view of some of the 18th century smelter buildings and Ecton Church, with spoil heaps behind. Ecton Church was probably a 'Navvy' church and built for men working on the construction of the Manifold ...

Ecton Copper Mine and Church

A view of some of the 18th century smelter buildings and Ecton Church, with spoil heaps behind. Ecton Church was probably a 'Navvy' church and built for men working on the construction of the Manifold ...

Emptying lockers, Littleton Colliery

These photographs were taken on the last shift at Littleton Colliery in December 1993. A miner can be seen clearing out his Pithead Baths locker, with probably his son looking on.

Engine House, Mossfield Colliery, Longton

Mossfield Colliery was sunk in the 1850s, with up to four shafts, and closed in 1963. The colliery was located near Adderley Green near Longton with shafts over a quarter of a mile deep. The mine produced ...

Exterior view of Littleton Colliery

This picture of Littleton Colliery was taken from an area of open ground where the pit head baths were built in 1947, and shows general buildings, two pit head structures and a chimney. A road runs across ...

Extracting coal from the Winghay seam, Silverdale Colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The miners in this photograph are using modern cutting machinery to extract coal from the productive Winghay seam at Silverdale Colliery. It was large coal seams like this that made Silverdale one of ...

Fancy dress, Audley

A man and a woman in fancy dress at Audley Carnival.

Fegg Hayes Road and Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking east along Fegg Hayes Road towards Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. Oxford Road is at the end. Fegg Hayes Road was originally called North Parade. On the right edge is the entrance to the Lear ...

Fenton Collieries

A misty view of the pit head buildings of Glebe Collieries and Brickworks (Fenton Collieries). The colliery operated from 1865 until closure in 1964. This photograph was taken from Victoria Place before ...

Fenton Collieries from Derry Stree, Fenton

This was the view from Derry Street, a short street running north off Grove Road looking north east towards Fenton. To the right are the chimneys and winding gear of Glebe Colliery and Brickworks, now ...

Fenton from Grove Road

This photograph was taken looking north east from the western end of Grove Road. On then left edge is Christchurch, Fenton and in the centre, the pithead buildings of Fenton (Glebe) Colliery with its ...

First Aid Team, Mossfield Colliery, Longton

This group includes Tom Ibbs sitting on the front row, far left. Mossfield Colliery was sunk in the 1850s, with up to four shafts, and closed in 1963. The colliery was located near Adderley Green near ...

Florence Colliery, Longton

Florence Colliery was named after the eldest daughter of the 3rd Duke of Sutherland, the original mine owner. the first shaft was sunk in 1874, there were three shafts by 1916 and eventually the colliery ...

Florence Colliery, Longton

Florence Colliery was named after the eldest daughter of the 3rd Duke of Sutherland, the mine owner. The colliery became the Florence Coal and Iron Company in 1896 and was expanded to three shafts in ...