Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Castleford Forum Museum: Coal Mining Display

In the 1800s coal mining transformed Castleford into an industrial powerhouse.

A view of Fryston Colliery with allotments in front, taken by Jack Hulme
Castleford’s position on the South Yorkshire Coalfield with its excellent transport links made it ideal to supply mills and factories across Yorkshire. Coal powered Castleford glass works and potteries.

Castleford’s new museum, opening later this year will explore Castleford’s mining heritage. The mining display will follow mining from its early days, through to its boom.  Plus how Castleford has reinvented itself after the decline of the industry.

Mining case layout: A selection of objects that will feature in the mining display at Castleford Forum Museum

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