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The Institute, Lingdale

The Institute, Lingdale

Erected in 1911/12, at a cost of £1,800, The greater part of which was given by Joseph W. Pease & Partners Ltd; who were operating Lingdale mine. It contained Reading, Billiard, Games Rooms (no gambling!; Pease were Quakers), baths and a large Concert Hall for shows. The Pease company connection with Lingdale mine, which started in 1873 only ceased in 1951 with the nationalisation of the coal mines and the formation of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain (later to be known as the British Steel Corporation).
Image courtesy of  Maurice Grayson and Jean Carass.

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