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Who owns Hatfield Colliery?

Who owns Hatfield Colliery?

Hatfield Colliery Partnership Limited
In 2013 the major Doncaster-Thorne railway line which connected South Yorkshire to the Humber ports and Scunthorpe was blocked by a landslip at the colliery spoil for around 6 months….Hatfield Colliery.

Location
Opened 1916
Closed 2015
Owner
Company Hatfield Colliery Partnership Limited

How deep is Hatfield colliery?

No 1 shaft at Hatfield reached the Barnsley Bed on August 15, 1916, at a depth of 852 yards. It was completed to a depth of 881 yards on September 11, 1916. No. 2 shaft was completed on April 1, 1917, at a depth of 872 yards.

How many coal mines were there in Yorkshire?

In 1984, the Yorkshire area had a total of 56 collieries. The last deep coal mine was Kellingley Colliery which closed on Friday 18 December 2015 signalling the end of deep coal mining not only in Yorkshire but in Britain as a whole.

What is the deepest mine in the UK?

Boulby Mine
Boulby Mine is a 200-hectare (490-acre) site located just south-east of the village of Boulby, on the north-east coast of the North York Moors in Loftus, North Yorkshire England….Boulby Mine.

Location
Production Polyhalite 450,000 tonnes (500,000 tons)
Financial year 2017–18
Type Underground
Greatest depth 4,600 feet (1,400 m)

How many coal mines did Thatcher close?

In early 1984, the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher announced plans to close 20 coal pits which led to the year-long miners’ strike which ended in March 1985.

Why did Thatcher close coal mines?

Thatcher’s strategy She believed that the excessive costs of increasingly inefficient collieries had to end in order to grow the economy. She planned to close inefficient pits and depend more on imported coal, oil, gas and nuclear.

How old is Arthur Scargill?

83 years (January 11, 1938)
Arthur Scargill/Age

When was the Hatfield Colliery in Barnsley built?

Hatfield Colliery was built by the Hatfield Main Colliery Company, initially to work the Barnsley seam, with its two shafts sunk between 1911 and 1921, work being interrupted by the First World War.

How did the number 1 shaft at Hatfield Colliery change?

Hatfield Colliery underwent modernisation in the 1970s with the conversion to electric winding. Number 1 Shaft was converted from tub to skip winding with the removal of its heapstead and the introduction of a conveyor, with the lower portion of the main legs of the lattice steel headstocks encased in concrete.

How big are the headstocks on the Hatfield Main?

The headstocks rise to nearly 107 feet (c.37m) to the pit-wheel axles, the two pit wheels being of 20 feet (c.6m) diameter.