Howlett's Firecaly pit, Cobridge

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Date:October 1963

Description:In the foreground is Howlett's fireclay pit and behind the lower slopes of Hanley Deep Pit spoil tip. The Bassey Mine Coal seam outcrops in the fireclay pit and was being worked alongside the clay. The Bassey coal is one of the shallowest in the North Staffs Coalfield. Behind the pit are the buildings and ovens of the brick & marl works. Much of this area was part of the reclamation scheme that produced Central Forest Park,

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/124-10 (204/35783)

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