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Visit to Bickerstaffe Colliery 1960
Visit to Bickerstaffe Colliery 1960
Photo: Tom Davies
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Pupils and masters on a trip to Bickerstaffe colliery 1960

Comment by: Loz on 27th July 2015 at 01:27

Maybe Bickershaw Colliery??

Comment by: Albert. on 27th July 2015 at 11:29

I wonder if any of these lads' became miners'?

Comment by: Pw on 27th July 2015 at 11:35

There was a Bickerstaffe pit I think near St Helens,maybe someone will recognise the building

Comment by: RON HUNT on 27th July 2015 at 13:40

Albert, I know one became a Professor.

Comment by: AB on 27th July 2015 at 14:13

There still is Coal Pit Lane in Bickerstaffe . The pit there is listed as "Abandoned" in 1936.

Comment by: chris southworth on 27th July 2015 at 19:35

It will be Bickershaw Colliery,(Plank Lane). Bickerstaffe Colliery which was right by the M58 at it's junction with the Rainford Bypass, was abandoned in 1936.

Comment by: Anne Moore nee Rennox on 31st July 2015 at 21:36

The man to the right of the picture in the black coat is my dad Joe Rennox lovely to see thank you

Comment by: Tom Davies on 10th January 2016 at 13:59

It was Bickershaw Colliery at Plank Lane. Members of the 6th form interested in a career in mining engineering plus several miners. Tom Davies 4th from left in back row and Taylor 7th from left.
Front row 3rd from left is Wilkinson, the head boy.

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