Colliery Wheel - Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 34.978 W 001° 35.945
30U E 594917 N 5826802
Quick Description: A mining memorial in the form of half a pit winding wheel set on a stone plinth, Baddesley Ensor common.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/23/2017 12:28:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMVHW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Mining memorial in the form of half a pit winding wheel set on a stone plinth on Baddesley Common (another is next to the village pond at Baxterley).

A tablet beneath is inscribed with the words: 'Erected by Baddesley Ensor Parish Council in 1991. In memory of the miners who for 300 years worked and many of whom died in the mines at Baddesley Ensor. The last mine closed in 1989.'

They bear testament to an industry that died and honour the memory all of the men whose lives were lost in the quest for coal."

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Type of Historic Marker: Plaque & cilliery wheel

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