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Betteshanger Colliery, Kent, threatened with closure. 1985

Betteshanger Colliery, Kent, threatened with closure. 1985


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Betteshanger Colliery, Kent, threatened with closure. 1985

John Williams
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
United Kingdom
DM 85 5748

Media ID 21859664

© Mirrorpix

Coal Colliery Kent Mine Mining 1985


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This print captures the haunting reality of Betteshanger Colliery in Kent during a pivotal moment in history. Taken by the talented photographer John Williams, this image transports us back to 1985 when this iconic colliery faced an uncertain future. The coal industry was undergoing significant changes, and Betteshanger Colliery found itself on the brink of closure. The photograph showcases the immense scale and industrial beauty of this mining site. Its towering structures stand as a testament to the hard work and dedication of countless miners who toiled beneath its surface for generations. The black-and-white composition adds a sense of nostalgia, emphasizing both the historical significance and somber mood surrounding this threatened colliery. Betteshanger Colliery's potential closure not only marked an end to an era but also had profound implications for the local community in Kent. This image serves as a poignant reminder of how industries shape our landscapes and impact people's lives. As we gaze upon this powerful photograph from Memory Lane Prints, we are reminded that it is through such visual records that we can truly appreciate our shared heritage. It prompts reflection on how far we have come since those days while acknowledging the sacrifices made by those who worked tirelessly within these mines.

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