Mossfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

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Date:September 1964

Description:A view north west towards Moss field Colliery spoil tip and the remains of the surface buildings. The photograph was taken from the Adderley Green area. The piles of railway sleepers in the foreground came from the Adderley Green mineral railway.

Mossfield Colliery was sunk in the early 1800s and closed in 1963, a year before the photograph was taken. The colliery had an unfortunate history with two major accidents in 1889 and 1940, resulting in 77 deaths. Two shafts, over 1250 feet deep, produced household, steam and industrial coal. The spoil tip was landscaped in the 1970s and is part of Berryhill Fields and an industrial estate.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/219-13 (204/38667)

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