Originally Posted by GTC
hi neil, anston ftc is on the site of the old renishaw park coal mine, the enbankment was a walkway for the colliers walking in from renishaw and there used to be a iron bridge over the railway, there did used to be tracks ontop of the enbankment but i cant remember them and iv'e been told the pond was for water pumped from the mine but not sure about that one, hope that helps.
Where on the site was the pithead? Did think the pool was something to do with it but it seems too big and natural, plus pitheads (certainly in Staffs) had a concrete slab cast over them. Was having a discussion about this too on the way home.