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colliery

[′käl·yə·rē]
(mining engineering)
A whole coal mining plant; generally the term is used in connection with anthracite mining but sometimes to designate the mine, shops, and preparation plant of a bituminous operation.
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The colliery was intended to have a lifespan of 100 years but |it was closed in January 1991.
There have been serious geological difficulties at the colliery, but 12 month ago it was planned to spend PS250,000 on developments which, it was thought, would have improved productivity.
He worked at Whitburn Colliery for over a decade until its closure in the late 1960s and retains a fond affection for the mining industry.
Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Phillip Hill, 44, and Gary Jenkins, 39, died at the Gleision Colliery near Pontardawe in September 2011 after the mine they were working in suddenly flooded.
Isabel's works are more abstract and were inspired by the sounds of her local colliery in Nottinghamshire, Calverton Colliery, and were prompted by its imminent closure in 1999.
North Warwickshire borough councillors Peter Morson and John Winter, who both worked at the colliery prior to its closure in 1987 and are the driving force behind the memorial, are hoping local people can help solve the mystery.
Among the other brass bands on the new release with be Point of Ayr's arch rivals The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, who provided the soundtrack to the 1994 film Brassed Off.
The periodic holocausts which overtake those who seek to wrest from Nature's custody the wealth of our fiery coal measures are occasions of inexpressible sadness even to those who frequently have the melancholy duty of assisting in, or recording, the after measures of rescue or relief - much more would those who, gained their first experiences in such disasters during the evening of Saturday and the morning of Sunday at the scene of the fearful catastrophe at the Albion Colliery, near Pontypridd, where more than 250 men were in a moment literally blown out of existence, be moved by the almost unparalleled sacrifice of precious human life.
Manager of Rietspruit Colliery, Khutala Colliery and Douglas Colliery.
We do know that Chatterley Whitfield before it was closed was familiar with his work, and also Woodhorn Colliery in Ashington.
Sadly, all are now closed and this is one of them - Ashington Colliery.
THE dream of a former miner to turn the site of a Northumberland colliery into a landmark is to become a reality, just months after his death.