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Ackworth again, the other side of the shaft.

showing the deterioration of the concrete walls and dirt.
From the bottom of this shaft the Silkstone workers would travel down a drift by rope haulage then another 2 paddy trips for several miles to get to their faces. More recently the Warren House/ Barnsley bed colliers woud travel several miles by diesel tran to their respective workplaces. Both journeys were well over 40 mins.

This photograph is by Cyril Maurice and was uploaded July 2nd 2012. © Cyril Maurice please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.

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  • Both shaft-side photo''s are from the same side. (SPARKY JS)
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