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Pentrobin Colliery"

Pentrobin Colliery, Buckley


The site of the recently-built Redrow homes estate has always been pastureland to my knowledge (see 1981 O.S. map). This map also shows two shafts and other buildings, one off Army Lane, the other in the opposite corner of the same enclosure. The first is what we have aways known as "The Strip-an'-at-it" (or Pentrobin Colliery) and the spoil bank (what's left of it following the 1920 coal strike) is still there. Across the railway track towards Drury New Road there were two spoil banks, one of which is known as "The Plantation", covered in conifer trees. Drury New Road between the Station Road and Drury Lane was made after WWI to provide employment for returning ex-servicemen.

Author: Hayes, John Eric, 1918 -2010


Year = 1983

Landscape = Industrial

Work = Mining

Extra = 1980s

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