At its peak, the pit employed around 1,300 miners. The village is located within a bend in the River Aire. Fryston Village is sometimes known as Old Fryston and Ferry Fryston is sometimes called New Fryston.
In 2005, a re-generation programme called the Castleford Project, carried out a number of re-developments in Fryston including what turned out to be a controversial new Village Green; these re-developments were the subject of a series of television programmes on Channel 4.
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