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Silkstone Colliery, Dronfield

A report from September 21st 1889 gives details of a new Colliery for Dronfield: 'The valuable seam of coal known as the Blackshale or Silkstone and under 180 acres of land situated at Dronfield adjoining the main line of the Midland Railway has just been purchased by the Unstone Coal and Coke Company. The company will take possession in the course of the week and it is intended to develop a coalf…