Tuesday, 15 January 2019

North Staffordshire mining heritage to go online

The Chatterley Whitfield Friends group (http://chatterleywhitfieldfriends.org.uk) has won a £10,000 grant from Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s community investment fund to digitise thousands of photos, maps, artefacts and other documents which were abandoned following the collapse of Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum in 1993.

As part of the project, volunteers from the group are also planning to film interviews with former miners to create an oral history. The last mine to close in the area was Silverdale in 1998.

For more on the story, visit the Stoke Sentinel story at www.stokesentinel.co.uk/treasure-trove-north-staffordshires-mining-2416769.

Chris

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