Dereliction - Snowdown Colliery
Snowdown Colliery once boasted the deepest mineshaft in Kent (about 2750 feet deep).The shafts first reached workable coal in 1912. In March 1984 production at Snowdown was halted due to the national miner's strike (which lasted over a year). The mine was closed in 1987. The site covers an area of 70 acres, with many buildings still relatively intact. The mineshafts, themselves, were capped, and all the lift winding equipment has been removed.
Snowdown, itself, is a small "hamlet", situated between Canterbury and Dover, Kent. It is only a few miles southeast of Aylesham. The area has its own railway station, only a short distance from the colliery, which can be clearly seen from the road.
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