This month marks the completion of the redevelopment of the former Glasshoughton Colliery, 24 years after work began.
This month marks the completion of the redevelopment of the former Glasshoughton Colliery, 24 years after work began.

Take a look back at 25 years of change in Castleford as development of former Glasshoughton Colliery site comes to an end

This month marks the completion of the redevelopment of the former Glasshoughton Colliery, 24 years after work began.

By Holly Gittins
Saturday, 5th December 2020, 1:54 pm

The colliery closed in 1986 after 117 years as the lifeblood of the community – but it was 10 years before a workable scheme for decontaminating and developing the site was formulated, allowing developer Waystone to start work in the closing months of 1996. Take a look back at almost a quarter century of work on the site with our photo gallery - and find out more about the site and development here.

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