Posts Tagged ‘doncaster’

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Theme Park Being Considered On Former Colliery Site

February 16, 2017 | Comments Off

A theme park company is wanting to turn a former colliery site into an attraction in South Yorkshire, but this isn’t the first time an old colliery site has been turned into a theme park.

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Stubborn Pit Refuses to Die

April 12, 2016 | Comments Off

Monday 11th April was another sad day for the British coal industry, as a landmark next to the A1 in Nottinghamshire was finally dismantled. Harworth colliery, south of Doncaster, was brought down a day later than planned. Hundreds of people went home disappointed on Sunday 10th April when the explosives lined inside the pit head …

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The Death of a Community: My Personal View on the Pit Closures by Alan Bean

March 2, 2016 | Comments Off

Coal mining is in my blood, though I’ve never been down a coal mine. Going back through my family tree there were once proud coal miners on both my father’s and mother’s side. They were the men who did their part for industry and made this country Great. Or that’s the way I see it. …

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