Following his successful presentation to the group, many members expressed an interest in seeing the site for themselves. 10 members visited on the 14th October and a further 6 came on the 19th October to learn about how the site had operated, what the coal was used for and how the site is now being restored to
provide better public access and farmland.
Wellington Probus Club is made up of people retired from business and meets less than a mile from the Little Wenlock site near Telford in Shropshire.
Ron Evers, from the Probus Club said: “Most of the group are locals and knew the area but couldn't believe the extent of the operations and all were fascinated by the restoration work which is already showing good
“Their interest was evidenced by the number of questions they asked, all of which were capably answered by Simon. Our thanks go to him for a most interesting talk and tour.”
The final coal has now been removed from Huntington Lane surface mine and the team are currently finishing laying topsoil and subsoil to restore the site before the rehabilitation team move in next year to plant trees and hedgerows and create footpaths and bridleways.