Brief History of Ledston Luck
Ledston Luck Nature Reserve
This once industrial site is now filled with wildflowers and butterflies. In summer orchids are abundant and the pond teams with life.
Ledston Luck Colliery
The Ledston Luck Colliery was a coal mine between Castleford and Micklefield. The pit was sunk in the 1870's and later formed part of the super-pit of interlinked workings around Selby. The two winding Houses were built in 1911 and where among the first to use electric winders, at a time most other mines were still using steam. The pit was linked with the nearby Peckfield Colliery via rail, allowing the coal to be transferred to the main line for distribution. The 2ft 6in gauge line took coal for processing at Peckfield Colliery, using elderly Hudswell Clarke 0.6.0 engines.
Ledston Luck Allotments
Ledston Luck has 13 allotment plots. All are currently occupied. The allotment rent is currently £15-40 per plot per season depending on size.
The allotment season starts 1 October and ends 30 September each year.
Allotment holders are required to sign a National Allotment Agreement. A revised Allotment Agreement will be issued to plot holders for the start of the 2022/23 season.
If you'd like to apply for an allotment (or to join the waiting list) please contact us.
Ledston Luck Recreation Ground Charity
The National Coal Board gifted the Parish of Ledston two pieces of land which make up the Ledston Luck Recreation Ground Charity.
The main area of land contains a large grassed area, surrounded by trees. There are several pieces of equipment around the grassed area, together with a fenced children's play ground.
The Parish Council employs a contractor to maintain the grassed area. The children's play ground has a safety regime in place which is reviewed annually by ROSPA. A local resident makes weekly checks to review the safety of the equipment and the Parish Council is very grateful to the resident for continuing to do this important work.
Plans for the future involve identifying the exact boundary and responsibility for the two pieces of land. The land is registered with the Charity Commission.