Cleveland Commondale Mine - The story of mining at Foul Green

Commondale Mine - The story of mining at Foul Green

SKU 18913
Weight 0.11 kg


Simon Chapman, PB, 76pp

Simon has taken much time and effort to elucidate the story behind the mining activity at Commondale. Little
remains today of the efforts of Mr Watson and his colleagues as they struggled in the early 1860s to locate
what they believed was the rich seam of ironstone beneath their feet. Alas the whole venture was in vain and nothing but pain and liquidation followed. Watson however left a detailed diary in which he recorded the
daily happenings at the sinking. On Thursday 28th September, 1865 he wrote “… Mr Pratt called today, and
stated the lease and plant would be sold by Auction…”
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