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Thorne Colliery

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near Doncaster, South Yorkshire

The Colliery was open between 1925 and 1956; but had operational issues including shaft water, war time crises and maintenance trouble, causing the pit to be non-productive for much of its lifespan. Production ended in 1958 due to geological problems

Sinking of Thorne pit was undertaken by firm of Pease and Partners of Darlington

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