Yorkshire Doncaster Collieries Askern Main Colliery & Instoneville: Early Development

Askern Main Colliery & Instoneville: Early Development

Askern Main Colliery & Instoneville: Early Development
SKU SKU16603
Weight 0.12 kg
 
£4.50
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Dave Fordham, A5, sb, 40 pages with 27 illustrations

The villagers of Askern Spa were shocked to find that the new Askern Colliery would be built on top of the hill overlooking Askern Lake, the Hydropathic Establishment and the various Bath Houses where people came to take the waters, and the pit and its Coalite plant came to dominate the village. However, proceedings did not go smoothly and it wasn’t until the colliery had changed ownership three times that full development was in progress under the chairmanship of Sir Samuel Instone who eventually employed 3,000 men at the pit, most of whom lived in the purpose-built pit village of Instoneville
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