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Home > Mines, Quarries & Sites > Oakeley Slate Mine > Oakeley In The 1980'S > View up Vertical Balance shaft from G

View up Vertical Balance shaft from G

Here you can see the heavy timber framework that acted as cage guides - again almost identical to structures seen at Penrhyn. the shaft dated back to about 1854 and was in continuous use until 1923 when the cages were smashed and the headgear etc. twisted after an overfill of one of the tanks.

This photograph is by grahami and was uploaded October 18th 2007. © grahami please do not copy or distribute without prior express permission.

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