Foxfield colliery, Dilhorne (1880-1965). Situated in the Cheadle coalfield, where known coal-getting goes back to the seventeenth century. Although work started on sinking the first shaft (752ft deep) in 1880, it was not completed until 1888. Another shaft was sunk later at 1000 feet deep and remained the same until the colliery closed in 1965. Around 1946, Foxfield employed some 390 men underground and 150 on the surface.

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