Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Colliery remains

The former Foxfield Colliery works - now just decayed and ruinous - are normally closed off to the public, for obvious safety reasons.
However, on days when the Foxfield Railway (a volunteer-run heritage railway) has its gala events, it runs trains up and along the old colliery line from its base in Blythe Bridge; and one can take a peek into certain sections of the former site which are then on display.

The Foxfield Railway members are so enthusiastic that they hope one day to bring some of the old colliery back into a restored state.
It would be a big job though. The pit closed in 1965.

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