Chasewater Railway Museum
A Kellingley Pay Check
Kellingley Colliery was the last deep coal mine in Britain. It is situated at Beal in North Yorkshire, about 1.5 miles east of Knottingley in West Yorkshire, on the A645 and 3.6 miles east of Ferrybridge power station.
Miners at a North Yorkshire colliery have finished their final shifts as the closure of the pit brings an end to centuries of deep coal mining in Britain.
Owner UK Coal said it would oversee the rundown of the Kellingley mine before the site was redeveloped.
Unions said it was a “very sad day” for the country as well as the industry.
Had it not been for the coal industry, there would have been very few canals or railways built, for example, Chasewater Railway would not have been built, as it runs over the trackbed put down for the Cannock Chase Colliery Company and used by other collieries in the locality.