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Many mine sites still have interesting surface features, ranging from buildings to equipment, but sadly they are disappearing quickly...

 

Choose a site ...

Haig Colliery, Whitehaven, Cumbria - this former colliery site, now in the care of the Haig Colliery Preservation Society, boasts 2 of the largest surviving steam winding engines in Britain. The 'smallest' of which, after several years of restorations is now capable of being turned by compressed air.

 

The mines of Whitehaven. The coastal area of Cumbria was once one of the a major coal and iron mining areas of Britain, although very little has been written about these mines thay have left a fascinating collection of buildings and remains.

 

The mines of Workington. This major mining centre, to the north of Whitehaven was controlled by the Curwen, rivals to the Lowther family (owners of the Whitehaven mines). Remains in the Workington area range from mine buildings to harbours.

 

Knowbury Colliery, Shropshire. The Clee Hills (4 miles east of Ludlow) were once a thriving mining community. Although quarrying still takes place only occassionally do we get chance to explore coal mine remains in this area.