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Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08782 Featured Extraction Image

Reclaiming the course JLP01_08_08782

Whitley Bay Golf Course, Whitley Bay, NORTH TYNESIDE. A view of the restoration of Whitley Bay Golf Course following the completion of opencast mining on the site, showing a man playing golf in the foreground and a crane on a spoil heap in the background.
John Laing and Son Ltd had started opencast mining operations in 1942 to meet wartime needs. The work was expanded by the company after the war and in 1948 opencast coal mining took place at Golf Course Opencast Coal Site in the Monkseaton area of Whitley Bay. By 1953 the mine was closed and the land was reclaimed

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Florence Iron Mine DP223656 Featured Extraction Image

Florence Iron Mine DP223656

Florence Mine, Little Mill, St. John Beckermet, Copeland, Cumbria. General view of the disused iron mine site from the south-west, with a puddle of ochre water in the foreground.
Sunk in 1914 it was worked worked with the Ullcoat Mine from 1917 until 1968 following Nationalisation. Beckermet Mines (part of British Steel Corp) took it over in 1969 for Workington Steel works which closed in 1980 as part of their rationalisation process. Egremont Mining Co. was set up by redundant workers to make it the last deep working iron ore mine in Europe, but it closed in 2007 due to the cost of water pumping

© Historic England Archive

Carringtons Coppice Opencast Colliery JLP01_08_001293 Featured Extraction Image

Carringtons Coppice Opencast Colliery JLP01_08_001293

CARRINGTON'S COPPICE OPENCAST COLLIERY, SMALLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE. The last tons of coal being extracted from the opencast mine at Carrington's Coppice, with a 178 ft deep cut looming above.
John Laing and Son Ltd had started opencast mining operations in 1942 to meet wartime needs. The work was expanded by the company after the war. Carrington's Coppice was the largest site that the company worked and was the deepest opencast site in Britain. Work started in 1947 and by 1949 the seam was worked out after 523,623 tons of coal had been extracted from the site. By August 1950 the land was reinstated for agricultural use. this photograph was published in October 1949 in the Laing monthly newsletter Team Spirit

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection