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Woolfords Coal Mine

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Shale-field x
Dates opened and closed x
Owner Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd
Type of working x
Seams worked x
Oil works served x
Current status of site x




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Further information is now to hand from those fields that a pit has been sunk to a depth of 23 fathoms, the seam being four feet thick, and lying in a good position. The importance of this latest development is apparent at this time when fuel is at such high prices, as it will permit the coal to be supplied to the Tarbrax Works at cost price, with a trifling charge for railway haulage, and also to the oil works at Pumpherston; whilst in the course of a few months there will be a surplus for sale in the open market. This is possible from the fact that the operations meantime are to be confined chiefly to the winning of about 200,000 tons of coal lying in stoops since the days of the Caledonian Oil Company, which worked this coal at an adjoining pit. The West Lothian Courier, 11th October 1907.

From Scottish Oils Ltd, Managing Director's Monthly Report to the Board. (BP Archive No. 215662) The sinking of the main dook had been suspended in order to reduce the cost (April 1925)