Winding Up - A History of Birley East Colliery, by A Rowles

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Winding Up - A History of Birley East Colliery, by A Rowles

Book published by the author in 1992, 160 pages. A4 size spiral bound booklet (SVWSO)

Birley East was a coal mine in the Shire Brook valley in Sheffield, and this book provides a fascinating and detailed history of the pit. It opened in the late 1880's, and remained in operation until the middle of the Second World War, when the last coal was mined. Sections in the book include:

  • Coal Mining in the Woodhouse area
  • The Sheffield Coal Company
  • Birley East Colliery 1888-1943
  • The Government Training centre
  • The arrival of the railway
  • A look at the Birley branch railway circa 1930-40
  • The final years of the branch line
  • Decay and demolition - the final years

The book includes several black and white photographs as well as three full page maps at the rear of the book

Condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several scuffs, blemishes and creases, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spiral binding is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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