Description"In the 18th/19th century, a series of coal pits were sunk in the area and lettered from A - J. F pit was sunk in 1777. By the 1960s F Pit employed 1500 men and was the UK's oldest working coalmine. F Pit was closed in 1968. The pit head and winding house was preserved as a small museum (open summer weekends only). Today it is in a park and surrounded by trees; it is difficult to imagine the working pit with its 200 ft high slagheap!" Photo by Brian Abbott, 2006, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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