<B Point of Ayr colliery
manager in July 1987 at the new tunnel entrance.
finally closed in 2005 bringing an end to nearly a century of deep coal mining in the area.
The exhibition also features more than 20 paintings by artist Bob Olley, who worked for 11 years at Whitburn Colliery
, depicting men at work and examining different aspects of the miner's life.
is a high-grade thermal export-quality coal deposit with metallurgical applications.
was intended to have a lifespan of 100 years but |it was closed in January 1991.
He worked at Whitburn Colliery
for over a decade until its closure in the late 1960s and retains a fond affection for the mining industry.
Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Phillip Hill, 44, and Gary Jenkins, 39, died at the Gleision Colliery
near Pontardawe in September 2011 after the mine they were working in suddenly flooded.
Three men died underground in separate incidents at Daw Mill Colliery
, near Coventry between June 2006 and January 2007.
It ceased to be a working colliery
in 1985 when its seam was exhausted.
These are brass discs with the name of the colliery
on them as well as the miner's number.
I amtrying very hard to obtain some lamp checks from collieries that once operated in the North Wales Coalfield especially a large oval check with the words Hafod Colliery
Pay Check on it and also a six-sided one from Wynnstay Colliery
with the words Wynnstay Collieries Ltd on it.
Here at the Haig Colliery
Mining Museum in Whitehaven, Cumbria, we have as part of our collection a series of pencil sketches, donated in 1994 by mining artist and ex-miner Ron Gribbons.
A miner at Rising Sun Colliery
, Wallsend, January, 1969 THIS was the scene at Rising Sun Colliery
, Wallsend, 50 years ago.
Born in Pelton, County Durham in 1795, he started work at Fatfield Colliery
at the age of just eight.