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Posted: 08/01/2012 10:19:58 Reply | Quote ...Another splendid view from the archives, (Looking South) In the late 1980s I wondered over here to this exact spot, the NCB concrete fence posts on the left around the old stock yard were still in place though badly disfigured, as were quite a few concrete lamp posts which I think the odd one still survives near the Pit Head Baths, The Railway lines within the Stock Yard had recently been ripped up (Metal Thieves?).
There was quite an amount of Demolition Rubble where the shafts were which at the time I had no idea this was it's location, The stone wall that the Isabella shaft is sitting on (Right) is thought to have been the original part of the mine 1825, This view had completely changed since the early sinking as both shafts faced each other (similar to Clipstone) with their winders in the middle (East -West) "The stone wall" was the relic from that time.
The George shaft (Left) eventually had two winders operating the same shaft (possibly wooden Headstock) as the shaft was separated by a wooden brattice, the new side was then called "Lady shaft". This area is now heavily Landscaped and wooded area over the shaft locations, the former Pit Heaps which towered over Easington Lane is now a Golf Course.
(click image to open full size image in new window) IP: 18.104.22.168 Edited: 08/01/2012 15:35:25 by lyons