Little more than a hamlet before the 19th Century, with a few houses and a water-mill, the town grew after the establishment of the mining industry. At one time there were around 26 pits in and around the town. Since 1960, the town has undergone a gradual and significant change from long-established deep mining and coke works, to short-lived general light industry and dormitory town. Current population around 15000.
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A listing of sites covering the business and economic activities of the town and its environs.
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Includes area attractions and resources for those travelling in the locality, including tourist guides.
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