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Hamstead Office

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Office Address:
3 International House
Old Walsall Road
Great Barr
B42 1NN

Tel: 0121 358 4444

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday9.00am to 3.00pm

Areas Covered

Great Barr
Handsworth Wood
Perry Barr
Winson Green

Jon James
Branch Manager

Our promise is to be
'with you every step of the way'
and our aim is to get you the
best possible price
for your property

About Hamstead

Hamstead Colliery in Hamstead, Birmingham produced coal between 1878 and 1965.

The coal was at a very deep level of almost 2000 feet.

In 1923, the mine's annual output was 165,000 tons which by 1933 had risen to 260,000 tons.

The colliery had its own network of railway sidings and a tramway connected the pithead to the nearby Tame Valley Canal.

At one point the mine was the deepest in the world.

The disaster of 4 March 1908 was a national tragedy when 26 men died when the fire broke out.

The Hamstead Miners Memorial Trust, records and commemorates the mine and those who worked there. The trust erected a memorial on the junction of Hamstead Road and Old Walsall Road near the former pithead. Erected in 2008, on the centenary of the disaster, it comprises a derailed tramway wagon full of coal, with a buffer-stop, and commemorative plaques and there is also a small museum display at the local library in the Tanhouse Centre, Great Barr.