Chatterley Whitfield​

Once the largest coal mine working the North Staffordshire Coalfield, Chatterley Whitfield stopped production in 1976. 

Initially it was turned into an underground mining museum, but when small local collieries closed, it became too expensive to keep the pumps going. Eventually the museum went into liquidation in the 1990's.

​The Friends of Chatterley Whitfield now have an enthusiastic membership, and their volunteers  work hard to archive the many documents left on site, as well as organising the annual Open Day during Heritage Week when it is possible for visitors to look round the normally fenced off site.


September 2017