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New Silksworth is a former coal mining village, located straddling the boundary between the villages of Tunstall, and Silksworth. The former colliery being situated to the north west of the village near to the Gilley Law. A miners life was not an easy one, working conditions underground were very dangerous and the work very arduous. 126 people lost their lives at Silksworth Colliery. When Silksworth Colliery closed in 1971 it was a massive blow to the local community as many of the local people and businesses relied on the colliery for their livelihood. Just about all remnants of the former Silksworth colliery have now gone and the former mine site has since been converted into Silksworth Sports Complex. November 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Colliery on 6th November 1971. We would like to raise funds to place some memorabilia around the local community November 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Colliery on 6th November
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Why it's a great idea:
This project is a great idea to celebrate the history of Silksworth Colliery and to remember those who lost their lives. November 2021 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the Colliery on 6th November 1971. Placing memorabilia within the community will remind people that there was once a colliery in Silksworth. Silksworths history is unique and something the community should be proud of.
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