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Peckfield Colliery


Subject ID:
20171129_176371
Location:
Micklefield
Subject Year:
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LEO 8784
Peckfield Colliery
Description:
Undated. Image shows Peckfield Colliery, looking east towards the village of Micklefield, and situated alongside the North Eastern Railway Leeds & Selby line. The mine opened in 1876, with a shaft 200 metres deep, and a "paddy train" - to carry miners to the coalface, that was said to run 3 miles underground. A major accident occurred on Thursday 30th April 1896, when a roof fall caused ignition of "fire damp", a mixture of flammable gases, which travelled through the mine causing more explosions. a total of 63 men and boys and 19 pit ponies were killed. The mine closed on21st October 1980 when it was deemed too expensive to extract the remaining coal. The site is now occupied by Peckfield Business Park.

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