Erected on the site of the old Chisnall Hall colliery.
Comment by Lizzie down under on 19th September 2013 at 00:21
Lovely Alan....nice to remember....wonder if the pit was still there when I left in '64.....and operating....cheers!!!
Comment by Mick on 19th September 2013 at 07:48
Yes Liz it would be going at full pelt in 1964.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 19th September 2013 at 08:48
This colliery, the largest in the Lancashire Coalfield north of Wigan, closed on 24th March 1967.
It was the last pit in the Wigan area apart from small privately owned mines. See :-
Comment by Lizzie down under on 19th September 2013 at 09:51
Thanks Mick.....thought it might have been....cheers!!!!
Comment by a banks on 19th September 2013 at 10:23
work has now started on this site they aim to plant thousands of trees which they say will take five or six years.
Comment by Jay on 19th September 2013 at 10:29
The plaque tilts slightly to the right!
Comment by britboy on 20th September 2013 at 22:14
Work at Chisnall Hall during the early 60's, electrical apprentice, was ok there, did my face training there, was on a face when the waste dropped after staying up for 3 months, was like a hurricane the wind pushed out by the falling rock.
Comment by Tony haslam on 26th September 2013 at 19:14
I had that at the pit Britboy it is a frightening experience to say the least.
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