Noun(1) a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
(1) At that time the mining workers' unions of the colliery supported the band financially, each miner paying a penny from his wages.(2) The colliery is now producing 10,000 tonnes of coal a week, which is 2,000 more than before the mine went into receivership.(3) The civic society is appealing for people connected with the colliery to come forward with recollections of life at the pit.(4) The shaft is likely to be a remnant of the former colliery on the site.(5) No one wants a colliery on their doorstep or a coal mine under their home.(6) UK Coal admitted some equipment had been taken to some of its other pits but said the colliery would be sold to any prospective bidder.(7) Back in 1831, Welsh coal miners at the tower colliery invented the red flag as a symbol of rebellion.(8) Planning permission already exists for parts of the colliery where coal has been extracted, although these permissions are due to run out this year.(9) They formed an alliance with Coal Investments, but their bid for six collieries was eventually rejected.(10) The depth of pits in the local collieries frequently exceeded 600 m underground.(11) A breath of hope came in 1994 when UK Coal's predecessor RJB Mining, bought 21 collieries from British Coal, including many in this region.(12) The organisation of services at collieries and contact with miners gave him great pleasure.(13) Ralph further expanded the road haulage side and was one of the first coal merchants in the south to collect coal direct from collieries in South Wales and the Midlands.(14) In 1946, just prior to nationalisation, only 14 out of Fife's 34 collieries had pithead baths; after nationalisation they all got them.(15) Dr Raisman's great-grandfather traded in horses, many of which became pit ponies in Yorkshire's collieries .(16) SEVEN collieries in the region are among nine mines to share a Ôö¼├║16.5m Government handout designed to help safeguard their future.
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