Frances Colliery

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Name and dates

Frances Colliery (1850-1985)

Chronology Dates

  /  /1850Earl of Rosslyn's Collieries
Frances Colliery sunk.
  /  /1923Earl of Rosslyn's Collieries
Fife Coal Company
Frances Colliery transferred from Earl of Rosslyn's Collieries to Fife Coal Company.
  /  /1930Fife Coal Company
Redevelopment of Frances Colliery.
  /  /1965National Coal Board
Frances Colliery washery closed, coal was then taken to the Bowhill Washery.
  /  /1981National Coal Board
Approximate date of underground connection between Seafield Colliery and Frances Colliery.
  /  /1984National Coal Board
Frances Colliery effectively closed following underground fires during the Miner's Strike.
  /  /1988National Coal Board
Frances Colliery officially closed.

News items

04/03/2023'I owe my life to a lazy sparky!', says former Fife coal miner as interactive mining display plan gathers pace [The Courier]
24/07/2021Full steam ahead for restoration of Fife's much-loved Meedies train [The Courier]