The last shift prior to the closure of Ellerbeck Colliery near Coppull in 1928.
The last shift prior to the closure of Ellerbeck Colliery near Coppull in 1928.

Retro: Down the pits on the Lancashire Coalfield over the decades

The Lancashire Coalfield produced 26 million tons of coal in 1907, securing its status as one of England's most productive.

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With the coalfield's last mine having been sunk in 1993, the profession no longer holds the same place in life as it once did, but miners from the past still hold a dear place in the region's heart.

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