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Tourism plan announced for Elsecar

Thursday December 10 2015

sunrise over Elsecar sunrise over Elsecar

AN ACTION-plan to transform Elsecar into an internationally appealing tourism destination will be revealed in the new year.

Consultants have been working on a scheme since the £500,000 restoration of the Newcomen beam engine, used to pump water from Elsecar colliery in the 19th Century, was finished.

It is hoped that Elsecar could be developed into a World Heritage Site like Saltaire.

A council spokesman said: "Saltaire was created by Titus Salt but we have the village the Fitzwilliams created.

“We have a canal, a railway, all these things with an important industrial heritage. What we don’t have is anywhere to park."

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Reply Posted by Jayne on Friday December 11 2015 at 13:55
A lot of tourists place have the same problem why dont they do a park and ride .

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday December 11 2015 at 19:08
Of course there is space to create parking - the Elsecar pit site and the spoil heaps. It's a mystery why they haven't been developed yet.

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