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neston coal mines

Posted By: mikeeb

neston coal mines - 26th Oct 2013 2:18am

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
Posted By: OxtonHill

Re: neston coal mines - 2nd Nov 2013 10:00am

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.
Posted By: YinYang

Re: neston coal mines - 2nd Nov 2013 6:22pm

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-...ea-including-the-neston-collieries-trail

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

Re: neston coal mines - 2nd Nov 2013 6:40pm

withthat

Another one on Wiki:

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums...rue/Re_Neston_Collieries.html#Post451740

Plus a downloadable leaflet:

http://neston.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/NESS-COLLIERY-LEAFLET-small.pdf
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: neston coal mines - 3rd Nov 2013 11:43am

Thanks for the links YinYang thumbsup
Posted By: YinYang

Re: neston coal mines - 3rd Nov 2013 1:56pm

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
Posted By: paxvobiscum

Re: neston coal mines - 3rd Nov 2013 7:49pm

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.
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: neston coal mines - 3rd Nov 2013 9:04pm

I have another 20 or so years before joining that group pax wink
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