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#833520 - 26th Oct 2013 3:18am neston coal mines
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I did not know about coal mines in neston.
What a fascinating story. The court case involving blowing up each others tunnels for competition proper History

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#834857 - 2nd Nov 2013 10:00am Re: neston coal mines [Re: mikeeb]
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Mikeeb

If your interested in the Neston Miners, there is an excellent article about the Neston Coal mines in local author "Greg Dawson"'s book "Wyrale" goes into great detail about the local families involved.

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#834904 - 2nd Nov 2013 6:22pm Re: neston coal mines [Re: OxtonHill]
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Originally Posted By: OxtonHill
If your interested in the Neston Miners, there is an excellent article about the Neston Coal mines in local author "Greg Dawson"'s book "Wyrale" goes into great detail about the local families involved.


There's quite a lot about this on the internet. It's also been covered before on Wiki under various subject titles. Here are a few links for you:


http://neston.org.uk/things-to-see-and-d...ollieries-trail

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/321009/Neston_Collierys.html

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#834909 - 2nd Nov 2013 6:40pm Re: neston coal mines [Re: YinYang]
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#834996 - 3rd Nov 2013 11:43am Re: neston coal mines [Re: mikeeb]
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Thanks for the links YinYang thumbsup

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#835016 - 3rd Nov 2013 1:56pm Re: neston coal mines [Re: mikeeb]
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No worries, Mike.

Here's the original photo of the colliery taken sometime after it closed, if you're interested:

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photo/Neston-Coal-Colliery-Archive-Album-Image-86492/ camera

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#835069 - 3rd Nov 2013 7:49pm Re: neston coal mines [Re: mikeeb]
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Wirral U3A are having a talk by Anthony Annakin-Smith about Neston Collieries on Monday 2nd Dec Williamson Art Gallery 10.40 with tea/coffee and biscuits beforehand. It is £1.50 for members and perhaps £2 for visitors.

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#835078 - 3rd Nov 2013 9:04pm Re: neston coal mines [Re: mikeeb]
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I have another 20 or so years before joining that group pax wink

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