Hazel Slade

- the former mining village in Staffordshire

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End of Terraces

By 1968 all of the terraced houses had been demolished, and all that remained of the basic village, into the 21st century was the little Primitive Chapel, and the stables (both since demolished) The Hazel Slade Public House is however still functioning.  Plus at the top of the village “The Grange” now a “Residential Nursing Home”, this fine property stands in its own grounds and was in the early days always the home of the Managing Director of the Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Company.

 

The pit closed in 1973 but many of its old buildings remain as part of an Industrial Estate owned by the Coal Authority (former National Coal Board)

 

 “The Valley or Pool Pits Colliery” which eventually became a training centre closed in 1978. However, the offices still stand and have been refurbished to form the CANNOCK CHASE HERITAGE CENTRE.

 

“Wimblebury Colliery” closed in 1962 but there is nothing to be seen of the site nowadays, except a number of modern dwellings (Marquis Court)

 

From these 1968 ashes, newly built dwellings arose this time with Bathrooms, Central Heating, Individual Gardens and even double glazing all previously unknown to Slade folk. Luckily the Local Authority was also able to build almost 100 Council Houses and many of the original community were transferred from the old houses.