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A 1950s Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield local history rarity

Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield, site clearance photographs [Photograph Album] May, 1956.

 

Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield, site clearance photographs, May 1956


A photograph album dating from May 1956 containing 18 original large photographs of the clearing-up and tip-levelling operations following the demolition of the Woodthorpe Colliery, South Sheffield.

Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield, site clearance photographs, May 1956


10 x 7.5 inches, 260 x 185 mm, ribbon-tied photograph album. Each photograph 8 x 6 inches crisp and clean, most with their location overtyped with one of them dated "May 1956".

Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield, site clearance photographs, May 1956


Woodthorpe Colliery in the area of the present-day Woodthope Estate, Pit Lane and Mansfield Road was opened in about the mid-1800s before closing shortly before the second world war in 1939.

Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield, site clearance photographs, May 1956


In near immaculate condition. An outstanding local history item for the area; initial research suggests that no comparable photographic record exists elsewhere.

Woodthorpe Colliery, Sheffield, site clearance photographs, May 1956



Item reference RS-2048.

Price: £85 (GB pounds sterling) plus postage and insurance as below
- First class postage, fully insured, within the UK: £5
- Airmail postage, fully insured, outside the UK: £15

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