Whitfield Colliery

1928

Three MS plans mining accidents Whitfield Colliery, Staffordshire, England

Three manuscript plans of coal mining accidents at Whitfield Colliery, Staffordshire

DESCRIPTION: Lot containing three manuscript plans related to mining accidents at the Chatterley Whitfield colliery (coal mine) in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The three accidents took place over a period of eight years, attesting to the danger of coal mining.
  • Plan shewing scene of accident to Charles Stubbs on Newtons No. 3 north conveyor face institute pit 29th Oct. 1935. [MS plan on paper at a scale of 1/4" = 1 foot]
  • Plan showing scene of accident to Joseph Howell on No. 5 Bowling Alley Level, Holly Lane dip in the middle pit. 8/1/37 [MS plan of tracing cloth. Scale 1/4" = one foot]
  • Plan shewing scene of accident to Richard Harper in the No. 3 south ten feet, hard mine dip, middle pit on 27-3-29. [MS plan of tracing cloth. Scale 1/4" = one foot]
The Chatterley Whitfield colliery was the largest mine working the North Staffordshire coalfield and was the first colliery in the UK to produce 1,000,000 tons of saleable coal in a year (1938). In 2019, the colliery was named on the Victorian Society's list of the top ten most endangered buildings in England and Wales.

CREATOR: Whitfield Colliery

PUBLICATION DATE: 1928

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Folds and signs of moderate wear. Binding holes at extreme left edge.

COLORING: Hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 12 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $265


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