The technical cultural heritage of Leše is
connected to the rich working-class history, with the coal mine having been in
operation for 118 years. Many a villager earned a living by working in the
mine, and therefore the village expanded by constructing various types of
buildings for work, the workers, and their families. The Franciscus Tunnel is
located between Prevalje and Leše and is the only preserved entrance to the
former Leše Coal Mine.
A memorial collection is displayed in the centre of
the village, and the old feel of the mining past is still present through Ana's
Boarding House, Čop's villa, a memorial to miners, as well as a well-preserved
summons house. The bell in the summons-house tower will greet you upon your
arrival like it used to summon miners to work in the past.
Photo: KD Leše