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Date(s) - 10th March 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Friends Meeting House


Coal-Mining in East Cheshire – Dr Alan Crosby

This talk, to be given to our March meeting of the 2017-18 season, will focus on the history of coal-mining in east Cheshire.

Coal-mining was a significant industry in East Cheshire from the mid-18th century until the 1930s, but today is almost forgotten. The centre of the industry was Poynton, a mining village for two centuries, but pits were widely scattered across the hills and valleys, from Marple to Macclesfield. This talk looks at the development of the mining, its close links with transport networks, its landscape impact and its economic significance in the area, and considers the visible remains – the industrial archaeology –  of this vanished industry’.

The meeting will be in The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS starting at our usual time of 2:00pm.

For further details please contact Roger Brice (01625 533959; 07702 303242; or by email) for any additional information.

Shunting in East Yard 1933 (www.brocross.com)

Pit Pony, Towers Yard 1933 (www.brocross.com)

Lord Pit showing Engine Shed for Colliery Railways (www.brocross.com)








Cottages in Coppice Road, Poynton c1914 (poyntonweb.co.uk)

Foden Lorry at East Yard c1935 (www.brocross.com)

Anson Pit c1905 (www.brocross.com)