Coal Mining in East Cheshire - 10th March 2018, Manchester

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Coal Mining in East Cheshire - 10th March 2018, Manchester

Post by RichardCoulthurst » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm

This talk in Manchester will be given by Dr Alan Crosby at the March meeting of the Railway & Canal Historical Society and 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 on Saturday, 10th March, 2018 will be at The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS starting at 2:00pm.

For further details please contact Roger Brice (01625 533959; 07702 303242 or e-mail: for any additional information or view the Society's website

All are welcome at meetings of the R&CHS.

(The Friends? Meeting House is located at 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Mount Street connects Peter Street with Albert Square and is immediately to the rear of the Central Library adjacent to the Town Hall. The nearest Metrolink tram stop is St. Peter?s Square in front of the main entrance to Central Library. Oxford Road and Deansgate railway stations are about about five minutes walk away. The nearest car parks are in Watson Street and Manchester Central (formerly GMEX).)

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