Cawood Common was the place where Ronald Goossens, the National Coal Board’s regional geologist had the startling confirmation of the real wealth of the Selby field — the core of first-class clean coal 10 foot 3 inches long taken from the exploratory bore hole. Cawood Common, agricultural landscape that had seen slow changes over the centuries, was set for its greatest change when the long core was placed in its long box, and Ronald Goossens hurried back to Doncaster to tell his colleagues what the bore hole had yielded.
KeywordsLocal People Public Inquiry County Council Water Authority Mining Subsidence
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