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Seamus
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« on: September 17, 2008, 09:39:37 pm »

I'm currently doing some research on mining in Featherstone, in particular on Featherstone Main. I'm looking mainly for dates of the it opened/was sunk and when it closed, although and other useful information would be greatly appreciated.


If you know anything, please let me know!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 10:32:25 pm »

Seamus go onto Google page and type in Ackton hall colliery, then when the pages come up go to page 2 then click on The Archives folder and look on there. Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 06:53:12 pm »

hmm, i've just had a look for it myself and i couldnt find it, is there any chance that you could post the link on here because if i couldnt find it others, including seamus may find it hard.

cheers pauline  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 08:28:20 pm »

Try this one Ruthie   www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/default.asp  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 07:44:16 pm »

Thanks a lot for that Pauline  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 07:51:26 pm »

Ackton Hall Colliery opened in 1888 and closed in 1985.  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 12:32:48 pm »

There's a lot of information about the three local collieries in Tony Lumb's "Featherstone the Millennium Tome", and Irvin Saxton's "The Featherstone Chronicle". Both ought to be in the library, but I don't know if they are.
My dad said his first job was as a pony driver at Featherstone Main and it was very wet. He was glad when he got a job at the dry Ackton Hall.
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