The coal mine and coke ovens are long gone. The gigantic opencast hole has been filled in. Due to the pressures of a rising population, housing is now being built on the site of the 'Battle of Orgreave' in the miners strike in 1984!

This is the view in July 2012 - there are many houses planned though:

orgreave new houses

The view back in 2007:

orgreave opencast 2006

According to Harworth Estates (owned by UK Coal who own the site) there could be up to 4000 houses on the site eventually.

See also:
The main coal mining page




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