Seafield Colliery

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Seafield Colliery was in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland at grid reference NT276895. Work on the colliery was started in 12 May 1954 and it was opened in 1960. On 10 May 1973, five men were killed when a roof collapsed. Despite it being said that it had a life of 150 years, with reserves of 60 million tons - much of the coal being deep under the bed of the Firth of Forth - Seafield Colliery was closed in 1988. In September 1989, the Seafield Colliery twin towers were demolished.

Darts player Jocky Wilson, and David Mtchell were once a miners at the colliery.

The site of the former colliery has been built over and is now a housing estate.

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Coordinates: 56°05′34″N 3°09′55″W / 56.09278°N 3.16522°W / 56.09278; -3.16522