Park Collieries, 1948 to 1959
A book by Fred Foster.
Fred's recollections from 1948 to 1959.
I've split the book into sections, some are large. Select a section below to read some interesting tales.
Starting Work at the Pit
Training for Underground
Starting Work Underground
Seneley Green Drift
The Eastern European Influx of Labour
No 2 Pit Bottom Circuit
A Collier at Last!
Drilling for a Living
Shotfiring Training at Ravenhead Colliery
The Prototype Anderton Shearer
An Official at Last
Afternoon Shift with the Rippers
The First Face in the Ravine Mine
Characters that Worked at Stones's
Pulsed Infusion Shotfiring
No 1 Pit Mouthing