Madeley colliery, Madeley, was known as Leycett and closed in 1957. The main shaft had the most romantic name of any pit in North Staffordshire the Fair Lady but no one knows where the name came from. Explosions in 1871, 1879 and 1880 claimed 44, 41 and 62 lives respectively. Leycett is a village that owes its very existence to the coal and iron industries in this area.

Colliery Map