Former employees to lead rare tours of historic mine
A FORMER colliery will open its doors for a programme of guided tours.
Chatterley Whitfield, in Fegg Hayes, will open on Saturday for hourly tours led by some of the colliery's former employees.
They will form part of the annual national Heritage Open Days programme that celebrates England's architecture and culture by offering free access to properties usually closed to the public or which normally charge for admission.
The tour will allow visitors to have rare access to areas of the Chatterley Whitfield – a scheduled ancient monument site which is acknowledged to be the most comprehensive surviving deep mine site in England.
Visitors will be able to take a look inside some of the surviving structures and buildings.
Councillor Andy Platt, cabinet member for green enterprise and a cleaner city, said: "Chatterley Whitfield is a key site in Stoke-on-Trent full of historic and architectural significance.
"The tours will give residents a unique insight."
Booking for the tours is essential. To book a place contact 01782 236680.