The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)
The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)

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The steel cutting drum of an Anderton Shearer Loader, turned on its side to form a column supporting a bust of a miner’s head, shoulders and raised arms, holding a large lump of bronze-coloured fibreglass coal above head height. It marked the invention of the Anderton Shearer Loader, a cutter loader machine which revolutionised the industry in the 1950s. The shearer loader was first used in 1952 at the Rushy Park seam at Ravenhead Colliery in St Helens. It was then used at Cronton Colliery in St Helens and Golborne Colliery, Leigh, Lancashire and was soon being used throughout the world. The sculpture was installed at Lowton in July 1965, moved to the Coal Board’s Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, in 1989, and installed in its present position on a roundabout close to the former location of the Ravenhead Colliery, St Helens in December 1998.

The Miner (Anderton Mining Monument)





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Acquisition method

commissioned by the National Coal Board

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St Helens Borough Council


St Helens Borough Council

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Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

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Located at

A570 Linkway West, Saint Helens


Located at the junction of A570 Linkway West and A570 linkway East and Milverny Way.