History Of Astley Green – Book Reprinted

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The Lancashire Mining Museum @ Astley Green is now holding 50 reprinted copies of the HISTORY OF ASTLEY GREEN written by Dave Lane and The Red Rose Steam Society .

The book was original printed in 2008 and has been out of print for some time. Containing 170 Pages outlining the complete history of the Colliery from its formation in 1908 until its eventual closure in 1970 plus a section on its history since then. Crammed with wonderful pictures, maps and plans throughout. ONLY £10.00 per copy. ( £12.00 by post )

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Copies can be reserved by using the contact page on this website to send us your email address and we will reserve a copy for you till payment received.

A further search of the library found another three books relating to the Heritage of the area. These are




A history of Gin Pit and the village. A 50 Page booklet in full colour, giving the history of the site and the work done by Greater Manchester Archaeology Department who excavated the old colliery site.

( Priced £ 5.00 )( 7.00 post )




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KING COAL ( only 7 copies left ) a 130 Page full colour A4 book detailing the coal industry from its inception to its demise


ONLY 4 copies left

(£ 10.00 ) ( 12.00 post )


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A small 15 page A5 booklet on the Leigh Branch of the Bridgewater Canal published by the Red Rose Steam Society.


( £ 3.00 ) ( 5,00 post )





If you are interested in reserving a copy of any of these books please let us know and we will hold them for you. Please send payment made out to the Red Rose Steam Society at the museum address, to order your copies. Please don’t forget to include your name and address for return postage and add the postage costs. All are well worth reading and contain many old photographs and information on our local heritage and mining in general.


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