AditNow... the site for mine explorers and mining historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
AditNow Mine Exploration
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'



Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'



Hucknall no1 Colliery, 1&2 shafts

Two Shafts were sunk to the Top Hard Seam in 1861/2 and between then and 1943 the Top Hard, Main Bright and High Main seams were worked extensively, connections were made with no2 Colliery in all the seams worked and after 1943, when coal winding ceased at No1 Pit, the remaining workable High Main was wound at No2 Colliery.
No1 Colliery continued to be the administrative centre for both Pits and No1 shaft remained in use for ventilation, manriding and materials until 1960 when all activities were transfered to No2 Colliery.
In 1952 No2 Shaft was deepened to the Deep Soft Seam as a ventilation shaft for Babbington Colliery and became known as Babbington No7 Shaft.
From 1943 onwards the colliery buildings were progressively demolished until only a few buildings around the shafts remained, no1 shaft was sealed and the Headgear demolished in 1968. Apart from use of no2 shaft a plant was built in the 50's for the fire proofing of timber and lagging for underground use in the Notts Area.

This photograph is by am500 and was uploaded October 5th 2008. © am500 please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.

Rating

  (based on 1 vote)

Comments on this photograph:

Copy & Paste Forum Code

To display this photograph in a forum message please copy the text below and paste it into your forum message:

[photo]23711[/photo]

To display this photograph in a forum message and link to the full size image please copy the text below and paste it into your forum message:

[link]23711[linkphoto]23711[/linkphoto][/link]
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2018 AditNow.co.uk
Back to Top