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Extract From Colliery and Village Website by Fred Gething

Images From Fred's Site

Downcast (No 1) Head Gear and close surface area.

I worked in the mines for over 30 years and ended up as Overman and NACODS branch secretary after starting out as a young lad at Dinnington Pit, I am of course always on the lookout for Thurcroft related material and have many photos on the site.

In 1902 the lands of Thurcroft were owned by a Mr Thomas Marrian of Thurcroft Hall, he leased the coal under his estate to the Rothervale Coal Company. A site was chosen just to the east of New Orchard Farm and the Shaft sinking started in 1909, because of faults at the shaft bottom the coal measures were not reached until 1912 . . .

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