Chatterley Whitfield Colliery

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  1. AJS is a Red

    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Hi all.

    I recently joined a mine tour at the old Chatterley Whitfield Colliery at Tunstall, Stoke on Trent. The visits take place at various points during the year and are organised by the Friends of Chatterley Whitfield Charity. Unfortunately the old Museum that came about when the pit closed in the late 1970s, closed in 1994. Therefore you cannot go underground any longer, but site tours are still allowed to take place thanks to the volunteers at the Friends of Chatterley Whitfield.

    Most of the buildings are still standing, like the Hesketh pit head and winding building, but they are in a state of poor repair. I have uploaded some photos for anyone looking to build their layout around a colliery.

    If anyone lives nearby and is interested in a visit, details on the Friends of Chatterley Whitfield can be found here:

    https://chatterleywhitfieldfriends.org.uk

    I have a vision of a layout of a lifetime at some point in the future that will include the Chatterley Whitfield colliery as my late Grandfather worked there all his working life, from 1936 up until the pit closed in the late 1970s.

    Happy Sunday everyone

    Andrew.
     

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    Hi Andrew,

    I live within a few miles of Chatterley Whitfield, but, as is usually the case when something is on the doorstep, I have not visited for many years. In fact the last time I was there I was able to go in the cage to visit the underground galleries.

    Must get around to doing something about it. First stop will be the website.

    Cheers,
    Cidge
     
  3. AJS is a Red

    AJS is a Red Full Member

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    Hi Cidge.

    It's a good tour, but the place is in a poor state of repair since you last visited. Unfortunately they no longer go underground because all of the shafts are flooded. They are trying to get funding to do more with the site.

    Looking forward to hear more about your Garden layout.

    Andrew.
     

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