Victoria Colliery and Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:May 1964

Description:The view north from Peck Mill Lane up the Ford Green valley towards Brindley Ford. In the background is Victoria Colliery. Most of the landscape in the photograph has been created through dumping mining waste. Victoria Colliery was the most northerly pit in the North Staffs coalfield. Also known as Black Bull, the colliery started in the middle of the 19th century, it was closed in the 1982. The colliery was operated by the ironmaster Robert Heath to supply Ravensdale and Ford Green iron works.

The aerial cableway and tramway carrying waste onto the spoil tip runs across the middle of the photograph. Brindley Ford village grew up to serve the coal and iron works of Robert Heath.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/059-03 (204/33522)

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