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Posted: 30/10/2018 06:32:24
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How did you get down the mine ie where is the addit ?
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Posted: 30/10/2018 18:50:27
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Could be along Back Lane (between Moor Top and the Beulah) or on Tong Lane (or between the two in Nan Whin's Wood aka Sykes Wood) - I'm sure we crawled into it as kids in the 1960s - lots of nasty crumbly shale, oily water and ochre. Not nice at all - loads of shafts and adits/dayholes for iron ore and coal in New Farnley - most of them from the Farnley Iron Company/Leeds Fireclay Company (same firm) and earlier. Better known in the village as Farnley Forge.

Should be on here somewhere:
https://www.aditnow.co.uk/SuperSize/Farnleynewfarnleywortley-Area_80007/
IP: 87.150.72.210 Edited: 30/10/2018 18:51:59 by Yorkshireman
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Posted: 30/10/2018 18:59:32
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Cheers for replying
I've lived in Farnley most o& my life and have now bought a property on green lane. Apparent here is an entrance / addit on the property but unsure where. I know there is a video of caverns / potholders going down it wondered if you had any info ??
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Posted: 30/10/2018 20:46:22
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Sorry, nothing but the map.

This thread about Farnley was on here a while back

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=6406&pid=2#msg106280
IP: 87.150.72.210 Edited: 30/10/2018 21:42:46 by Yorkshireman
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Posted: 31/10/2018 19:45:27
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The location is in the garden of the new properties as you turn left onto Green Lane from Hall lane.. IP: 2.221.15.50
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Posted: 31/10/2018 20:50:23
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I recognise that fine place. A rather surreal place especially where the grout from the neighbouring build had run down the tunnels IP: 2.125.84.239
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Posted: 31/10/2018 22:02:56
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Must be the one I have on my map as Beulah Pit - one adit and three shafts in a line more or less NW to SE

There is a reference to another Beulah Pit on my map at the bottom of Roker Lane - I'll have to check again to see if there actually were two.

The pit opened in 1910 and closed in 1914. (Source: NMRS Mines of Coal)
IP: 87.150.72.210 Edited: 31/10/2018 22:08:49 by Yorkshireman
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