This was the last major mining operation in south staffordshire.There was also a smaller opencast mine working the site of the Reedswood power station
The mine was managed by RJB mining, who in turn used two sub-contractors
Wimpey mining and Powell Duffryn Coal preparation who ran the coal disposal point.
The mud was something else as it was like glue.Very hard to pull your wellington boots out of.
face shovel working the coal seam.The trucks then made the 2 mile trip on a private link road from the mine to the coal disposal point for the coal to be processed.Before leaving via train to either Rugeley or Ironbridge power station.
The Marion 195 dragline
Mid cannock coal disposal point.Built in 1978 on the Site of the Mid Cannock Colliery.This had processed coal from the kingswood opencast site before being moth balled and brought back in to use in the earlier 1990s for the bleak house site.It was one of two coal disposal points built in south staffordshire.The other disposal point was called Springhill and could be found on the outskirts of Essington.
The coal disposal point site is now home to the Pentalver container depot.The site of the mine is now fields once more.