Cover title: Winning coal at Lea Hall.
Lea Hall Colliery and Rugeley A Power Station, Staffordshire, Lea Hall was the first colliery planned and sunk by the National Coal Board (NCB) and work began in , with the twin shafts being sunk to a depth of metres and the first coal being produced in Lea Hall Colliery, Rugeley, Staffordshire, Lea Hall Colliery was sunk in and full production began in The mine was highly productive, producing in excess of a million tons of coal per year on several occasions but was closed by the National Coal Board in Fallen Staffordshire miners finally celebrated. Rugeley mine memorial But Lea Hall Colliery was the first all-new colliery that had been planned at build by the National Coal Board with a Author: Justine Halifax. The Lea Hall Colliery that opened in July was the first modern coal mine opened by the National Coal Board, which managed the United Kingdom's nationalized coal industry. Nearby the Central Electricity Generating Board built two power plants. With the construction of Rugeley A and B power stations Rugeley became a major centre for.
Rugeley suffered an increase in unemployment when Lea Hall Colliery closed in Following many years of demolition and regeneration, a number of large industrial units have been built on the Towers Business Park, a brownfield site situated on the former ground of the colliery. When the coal industry was nationalised in , there were 59 collieries in Staffordshire; now there are none. The last five pits to close were Lea Hall (), Littleton (), Florence (), Hem Heath () & Silverdale () Collieries after Nationalisation in #N#Cannock & Leacroft. Merged with Mid Cannock. Cannock & Wimblebury. Pickets at Lea Hall Colliery, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England, Friday 16th March 6 of 45 Liverpool Councillor Hamilton addresses a rally of Merseyside trade unionist during a . Photographing the Miner's Strike at Lea Hall Colliery, Nigel Dickinson interviewed by Mathilde Bertrand (). This documentary is part .
In Cannock Chase the Littleton Colliery in Huntington and the Lea Hall Colliery in Rugeley saw picket lines and workers faced with entering the pits or protesting at the gates. The last pit to close in the Cannock Chase coalfield was Littleton Colliery, which shut in , two years after Lea Hall Colliery, which adjoined Rugeley power station. Rugeley suffered an increase in unemployment when Lea Hall Colliery closed in Following many years of demolition and regeneration, a number of large industrial units have been built on the Towers Business Park, a brownfield site situated on the former ground of the grid reference: SK Lea Hall Under 8's played in the now biannual Rugeley Cup, this consisted of Lea Hall; Brereton Social Hawkes and Eagles; and Lakeside Blues and White. The boys played fantastic football and worked well as a team, this resulted in 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Overall the boys came 3rd just missing out on second place by two goals!Followers: