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Surface Reconstruction 1957-1969 At No2 Colliery

A third shaft, No5, was sunk from the surface to a depth of 630 yards as a Coal winding and upcast shaft. No3 shaft was deepened from the top Hard to the Deep soft horizon and No 4 shaft which was allready down to the Deep Hard was cleaned out and repaired. a new Pit bottom was built at the Deep Soft horizon and new reinforced concrete Headgears were erected over each shaft.
A dirt tip in the pit yard was cleared away and a considerable amount of waste land reclaimed for colliery use.
A new coal preperation plant and sidings were constructed and dirt disposal arrangements reorganised.
New workshops, stores, winders, ventilating fans, lamp room pithead baths and offices were built. The steam raising plant was dismantled and electricity supplied all the pwer requirements of the colliery, with modern boilers in the new pit head baths fulfilling the heating needs.

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

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  • superb picture, However the Concrete Headgear appears to disappear in later pictures? Was it the 1st to be demolished? (lyons)
  • Here we see the new No3+4 Winding house being erected on the site between the baths and the No4 Headgear where the temporary fanhouse stood before ventilation was reversed on the completion of No5 shaft fanhouse. (Yelhsa Ballard)
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