EASY UNDERGROUND – Visit to Coate Moor Mine in Kildale, North York Moors, by invitation of the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society.
After a welcome and introduction from the CMHS secretary Simon Chapman the CMHS members set to work clearing out a mine drain and repairing a fence around a ventilation shaft, while NMRS were shown around much of the 4.25 km. of board and pillar workings in the Main, Pecten and Two Foot Ironstone Seams. We returned to surface after around two hours for lunch.
After lunch, we took a walk around the heavily game-keepered private woodland to see the surface remains including ventilation shafts. We then moved on to Warren Moor Mine to see the remains of, two shafts, boiler chimney and engine beds…
A full report and photographs are available in the November 2018 newsletter, issued free to all members.