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Barbara Baker - Were there just two mine shaft in Chesterton, Newcastle, Staffordshire
rangersfchistory - Looking For Info My Great Grandfather John Hassall Killed In Holditch Disaster


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Barbara Baker
22 Apr 2014
Were there just two mine shaft in Chesterton, Newcastle, Staffordshire

Good Morning,
I don`t know if you could help but can you tell me if there were just two mine shaft in Chesterton, Newcastle, Staffordshire. I believe they were in The Holditch Mine which now houses the Lymedale Business Park. Am I correct in this, please?
 
Regards,
Barbara (Baker).


HOLDITCH. Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire was known locally as the Brymbo Pit, named after the Brymbo Steel Co. of Wrexham, North Wales who sank the shafts. It was about two miles to the north west of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
To the best of my knowledge there were two shafts, No.2 sunk around 1912 and No.1 sunk in 1916, both of which were about 2,000 feet deep. Shaft No 1 was the downcast shaft and No 2 the upcast. BUT if you know better please let us know.


 

Sent: 26 November 2009
Subject: Rangers played Stoke City to raise funds for the victims of the Holditch Coliery Disaster

Hello
I’m hoping you might be able to help me, I run the website www.rangersfchistory.co.uk   a football club history site and as part the project we hope to include articles on the various Benefit games Rangers have taken part in. On October 9 1937 Rangers played Stoke City in a game to raise funds for the victims of the Holditch Coliery Disaster. I would like to reproduce the article that you have on the disaster on my site. I will of course give your site full credit and provide a link back to your site. I always like to ask rather than just copy someone else’s work I hope this will be ok.

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