Keys to the Past

Ace of Spades (Widdrington Station and Stobswood)

The Ace of Spades is a huge excavating machine working on an opencast coal mine. It was built in the 1980s at a cost of £15 million and weighs over 4000 tons.

Reference number:N11914
Historical period: Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Widdrington Station and Stobswood


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