THE BIGRIGG BRANCH & IRON ORE MINES
Within the space of little over 1 square mile, there were over 40 pits in Bigrigg, and the vast majority were rail connected. Now, there are very few traces of this once busy scene. The history of this is complicated by the multiplicity of land owners, mineral rights owners, mine owners and mine lessees. This book details the extensive research which has been undertaken to unravel this history and relate the story of this branch and its mines.
The book is 48 pages, with numerous maps, photographs of both the area in its heyday and showing what remains today along with extracts from historical documents.
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