New Seam Opened at Cadeby

March 1957

South Yorkshire Times March 30, 1957

New Seam Opened at Cadeby

As part of a £3 ½ Million pounds centralisation scheme for Denaby and Cadeby colliery, a new coalface has been opened in the Beamshaw seam at Cadeby colliery.

In its first week of production the seam produced 1300 tons of coal when only partially productive. County council J Prendergast NUM secretary at the colliery, said that the seam was quite productive.

At the moment the coal was being loaded by hand onto a conveyor belt but Councillor Prendergast said he expected that it would be machine loaded in the near future. He said men will be working on extension scheme had been transferred to work this face.

The centralisation scheme is intended to increase the weekly output of the two pits from about 19,000 tons weekly to 25,000 tons weekly.

When the scheme is completed coal from both Denaby and Cadeby collieries will be brought to the surface at Cadeby.