Astley Green Colliery.

NEW BOOK (Published March 2008) £9.99

Very little now remains of the Manchester coalfield in the North West UK. The engineering excellence, the genius of the coal mining industry, the toil and the hardships of the mining communities have long since passed into memory. This publication records the history of one such mining community, Astley Green Colliery, situated between Leigh and Manchester.

As well a the history of the colliery, it also describes the efforts of many who seek to preserve remains of what is now left of the colliery .... the headgear, the engine house and the magnificent engine contained within it. Fully illustrated throughout. ALL profits from this publication go directly to the Red Rose Steam Society who strive to preserve the history and heritage of our coal mining history.

To obtain a copy of this fascinating book:

1. You can pick it up in person (the best time is on a Sunday afternoon 1pm to 5pm) at the Colliery at Higher Green Lane, Astley Green, Tyldesley, Lancashire (just off the East Lancs Rd at Astley)

2. You can buy it on the Internet direct from the printers HERE .... but you will have to pay postage!


A special hardbacked (with different flyleaf special cover) LIMITED EDITION of this book will be on sale ONLY from the colliery from 1st May 2008. Only 21 copies will be produced (the odd one is for the author!) ........ only £19.99 a copy (with Red Rose Steam Society getting £10 of your cash for each copy sold). Once the available 20 copies have gone, NO MORE WILL BE PRODUCED. This is a once only offer and each copy of the book will be signed by the author and numbered.

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