St George’s Colliery, known locally as Back o’t’ Church, was a coal mine on the Manchester CoalfieldThe Manchester Coalfield is part of the Lancashire Coalfield. Some easily accessible seams were worked on a small scale from the Middle Ages, and extensively from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the last quarter of the 20th century.The Manchester Coalfield is part of the Lancashire Coalfield. Some easily accessible seams were worked on a small scale from the Middle Ages, and extensively from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the last quarter of the 20th century. that was sunk in 1866 in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England. The colliery was situated to the south of Tyldesley railway station on the Tyldesley LooplineThe Tyldesley Loopline, built by the London and North Western Railway, was primarily used to carry coal from local collieries. Closed in 1969, part of the track bed has been converted to a guided busway. and named after the nearby parish churchA Waterloo church dedicated to St George completed in 1825 to serve the growing township of Tyldesley cum Shakerley..[1]

The colliery’s two shafts were sunk to the Rams mine in 1866 by Astley and Tyldesley Coal and Salt CompanyThe Astley and Tyldesley Collieries Company was formed in 1900. It became part of Manchester Collieries in 1929, and some of its collieries were nationalised in 1947. to exploit the Middle Coal Measures of the Manchester CoalfieldThe Manchester Coalfield is part of the Lancashire Coalfield. Some easily accessible seams were worked on a small scale from the Middle Ages, and extensively from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the last quarter of the 20th century.The Manchester Coalfield is part of the Lancashire Coalfield. Some easily accessible seams were worked on a small scale from the Middle Ages, and extensively from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the last quarter of the 20th century..[2] The colliery was linked to Gin Pit Colliery Gin Pit was a colliery that operated on the Lancashire Coalfield from the 1840s in Tyldesley Lancashire, England. for ventilation. A third shaft to the Trencherbone mine was sunk in 1884 and was subsequently deepened to the Arley mine. The colliery worked the Seven Foot until 1929.[1]

The colliery became part of Manchester Collieries Manchester Collieries was a coal mining company with headquarters in Walkden, Lancashire that was formed in 1929 by the merger of a group of independent companies operating on the Manchester Coalfield. in 1929. Coal production  ceased in 1941, but the pit was maintained for ventilation purposes until 1964.[1]

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Hayes, Geoffrey. Collieries and Their Railways in the Manchester Coalfields. Landmark, 2004.