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HRS 4061 Broadclough dike looking S image one

The Broadclough dike has been described as a battle ground defensive position for ancient Britons by one Victorian worthy. The truth about this dike or sunken channel at Broadclough is simpler, it appears to be an open-cast site for extraction of fireclay from beneath an exposed coal seam. What happened to the fire clay after it had been extracted is another question. KH
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Keywords:bacup, broad clough, broadclough dike, coal, fireclay, lancashire, opencast, rossendale

HRS 4061 Broadclough dike looking S image one