mine tunnel (Silverdale Colliery,
reproduced by kind permission of the British
Colliery in Chesterton operated between 1874 and
1968 and at peak production in 1954 outputted
over 320,00 tonnes of coal. It was originally
sunk to mine ironstone for the
ironworks. Prior to
nationalisation in 1906 the colliery was
controlled by a number of independent companies;
J.H. Pearson of Handsworth, R.Heath & Sons
Ltd. and Parkhouse Collieries Ltd.
The site that the colliery occupied is now a
thriving industrial estate.
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