recentley on my drive to Riccall i have been noticing signs for various mines in the area...........
the thing is these mines are not in production anymore! just signs by the roadside,all thats left of the 'jewel in the crown of UK coal mining'
the Selby area is not your typical coal mining area,no pitheads to be seen,no miners welfare,no rows of housing, just nothing!
which exactly what it was meant to be,a coal mine in the middle of a tory heartland!.
it was originally to be called 'Escrick Mine' but people who lived in the village were dead against that name so it became the 'Selby Complex Combine'
coal was only brought to the surface at Gascoingne wood,which will explain why the 5 mines all look like non-descript factorys.
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