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Largest Piece of coal removed from Pollington Colliery, Brinsley, 1903
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This huge block of coal was hewn from Pollington Colliery, near New Brinsley, just inside Nottinghamshire, next to the Derbyshire border. Pollington Colliery, along with Pye Hill, Tunnel (Alfreton) and New Selston Collieries were owned by J. Oakes and Co. who also owned Riddings/Pye Bridge Ironworks.
The picture here shows the largest single piece of coal taken from a mine, 4 Tons 12 Cwts, loaded onto an Oakes railway truck to be taken to the London Colliery Exhibition 1903.
See also NCCC001341.