Description"...Addison Colliery was sunk in 1864 and rows of colliery houses were constructed to accommodate the miners and their families. Addison was a thriving community but after the closure of the pit in the 1950s the village declined. Shortly afterwards Addison was declared a Category D village and the houses and colliery were demolished. The area has now reverted to woodland and relatively little trace of the village can be seen. This area has probably been mined since Roman times...."
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