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Atherton Collieries

Atherton Collieries, Lancs " An Order For The Pit" 1886 | by Pitheadgear

AFC Liverpool 0-0 Atherton Collieries

Atherton Collieries 5-1 AFC Liverpool

Miners posed on a stairway at the Gibfield Colliery, Atherton, 1907.

Pit Brow Lassies at Atherton Colliery


Atherton Collieries Post Match

Atherton Collieries Village Club on Leigh Road. That sign is one of only 3 obvious reminders that Atherton was once an important coal mining town


The collector: Alan Davies, Atherton, Lancashire, UK. Currently writing books on coal mining history. Past professions: coal miner, art student, museum curator, archivist, colliery manager. The collection: Bricks The story behind the collection... The earliest influence must be that as a young boy I played with my sisters on the site of an old brickworks, building 'houses' from the stacked up bricks, exploring the clay processing machinery and kilns.