At the front of Queen’s Mill stands a important object from local history, now a key place marker for the building – a Mine Car from Kellingley Colliery.

Trust Volunteer John Parker, who led on this project explains:

‘I had blagged a tour of the pit top with Dave Pickersgill so we could retrieve any lost heritage.

In addition to saving the Minecar I wanted to make it still have a function and had the idea of making a crevice garden.

The media the plants are in is the spoil from our old drive and the central crevices are made of broken slates from the roof.  I sourced the plants from a specialist nursery above Heptonstall’

The Kellingley Minecar now sits at the front of the Mill as a reminder of the heritage in the local area and as an iconic feature of Queen’s Mill.

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A Minecar, a long thin vehicle originally used to transport coal. This is now painted black with Queen's Mill in white lettering on the side and has a range of plants in.