Betteshanger Colliery

Turning the first sod, 1906

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Standing on the top of a hill between Deal and Sandwich in the Dover area, Betteshanger Colliery was first opened in 1921. The colliery took its name from the nearby village of Betteshanger.

A small pit village grew up around the colliery buildings to house some of the workers, but the bulk of the miners were housed in a large new estate on the south side of Deal. The colliery closed in 1989 – the site is now overgrown and a haven for wildlife.


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