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Our Industrial Heritage

Without drawing attention to it, you would never know it was there. Tucked away in a corner of our grounds is a clue to what once stood where our factory is now built.

Grimethorpe Colliery, a large coal mining operation, closed in 1993. For almost 100 years, the colliery provided jobs for local people and produced coal that fuelled the industrial revolution of Great Britain.

Following the closure of the mine, Grimethorpe and the surrounding area experienced economically hard times. To counter this, the site of the former mine was regenerated to create a large industrial estate. 

Royston Glass now sits on the land that was once adjacent to Grimethorpe Colliery Number 1 Shaft. The shaft was capped during the regeneration. The small fenced area in the corner of our grounds is now all that visibly remains.

The regeneration of the former colliery site here at Grimethorpe has created hundreds of jobs. Royston Glass are proud to be based on this site and hope to continue to grow here, perpetuating the long industrial heritage of the area.