Extracting coal from the Winghay seam, Silverdale Colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1970 - 1980 (c.)

Description:The miners in this photograph are using modern cutting machinery to extract coal from the productive Winghay seam at Silverdale Colliery. It was large coal seams like this that made Silverdale one of the most productive collieries in the area in the 1970s.
This image is reproduced by kind permission of the British Coal Corporation.

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