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Topic: Rachel Wood Mine
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2018 15:36:14   Subject: Rachel Wood Mine
I remember meeting a chap from the Forestry Commission at the mine portal back in the 1980’s. Discussions were taking place into reopening the mine as a ‘tourist mine’ (by whom I’m not sure). The proj
Topic: Birkby Drift Mine, Dearham, Cumbria
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/02/2018 15:26:37   Subject: Birkby Drift Mine, Dearham, Cumbria
Seeing a lot these mines were still working in the 50-60’s, are there likely to be official photographs taken by the NCB in existence anywhere, or was the coal board not interested in recording such p
Topic: Photographs Of Manor (Wakefield) (album)
Dochol

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 18/12/2016 11:03:18   Subject: Photographs Of Manor (Wakefield) (album)
Thanks Ncbnik. I moved to the Wakefield area from Cumbria in 1986. I spent some of my free time visiting the ever receeding remains of the coal industry in the area. I remember seeing the 'mine' shown
Topic: Photographs Of Manor (Wakefield) (album)
Dochol

Forum: Mining Heritage   Posted: 15/12/2016 09:30:50   Subject: Photographs Of Manor (Wakefield) (album)
Great photographs. When did the mine close and when was the site cleared?
Topic: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/12/2012 20:15:35   Subject: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
Thanks for the updates chaps. This does not look too good though



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-20739851

:(
Topic: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 06/12/2012 23:29:44   Subject: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
Thanks for the update. Is the headgear at Florence still standing these days? It's been closed for a while now and many mining sites (collieries) further south seem to get cleared away with great hast
Topic: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/12/2012 17:24:51   Subject: Saltom Pit Coal Mine
Almost two years on, can anybody advise me as to the current situation at Saltom. Is there public access still to the area near the engine house? Is the old drainage drift from Haig still visible? I a
Topic: Peggy's Mine: Coal extracted from the back garden of a semi-detached house
Dochol

Forum: North East England   Posted: 24/07/2010 21:52:36   Subject: Peggy's Mine: Coal extracted from the back garden of a semi-detached house
Can anyone confirm what's on the site today? Any pics?
Topic: Welbeck Colliery
Dochol

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 12/05/2010 21:35:13   Subject: Welbeck Colliery
Another one bites the dust.

[url]http://itv.com/central-east/welbeck-colliery-shuts09849[/url] :(
Topic: Fauld gypsum Mine - Radio 4 Open Country
Dochol

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 21/11/2009 22:37:52   Subject: Fauld gypsum Mine - Radio 4 Open Country
From BBC Radio 4 this morning - Open Country - Fauld Gypsum mine and the Hanbury Explosion



In the Staffordshire countryside, just a few miles from Burton-on-Trent, a wire fence
Topic: Saltom Pit Whitehaven
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/10/2008 14:24:05   Subject: Saltom Pit Whitehaven
Can I take this opportunity to recommend a DVD on the market called 'At the Coal Face' -The Cumberland Story 1947. Filmed by the Crown Film Unit in 1947 it tells the tale of the Cumberland Coalfield i
Topic: Mining in the South East
Dochol

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/07/2008 17:20:08   Subject: Mining in the South East
Thanks Peter. I thought that might be the case, as it so often is these days. However, having just managed to arrange a group visit underground at Boulby later in the year, I hoped it might be possibl
Topic: Mining in the South East
Dochol

Forum: South East England   Posted: 02/07/2008 14:55:02   Subject: Mining in the South East
Peter. Do you know whether it is possible to arrange underground visits to the Mountfield/Robertsbridge Gypsum Mines?
Topic: Mainband Colliery Archive Album (album)
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 02/06/2008 18:52:23   Subject: Mainband Colliery Archive Album (album)
Thanks Buckhill. First time I've ever seen pictures of Mainband Colliery. How far did the venture get, both in terms of distance and production (if at all). I think you mentioned in an earlier post th
Topic: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/04/2008 21:53:41   Subject: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
New to the group/forum - I do have some surface pictures of the last dys at Haig. I'll try and get them on this site soon if anyone is interested.
Topic: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/04/2008 21:51:51   Subject: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Thanks for the update and I totally agree that no one in their right mind would ever want to enter any any of the mentioned mines today.

I do remember the ventilation shaft at Haig (was th
Topic: Florence Mine
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/04/2008 21:23:24   Subject: Florence Mine
Paid several visits to Florence over the years, the first by riding the cage and the shaft before the mine became a tourist attraction and later via the drift and the museum. Sad news indeed.
Topic: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/04/2008 21:19:32   Subject: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Mainband Colliery 54 30'57.26N 3 34'19.51W

Micklam Fire Clay Drift 54 35'23.50N 3 34'14.39W

Last visited 2 years after closure and the mine was still accessible.

Camer
Topic: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/04/2008 20:22:45   Subject: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Two other drifts that were accessible (of sorts) when I left Cumbria in the late eighties was a coal drift nr. Clifton, Workington and a Fire Clay drift nr Lowca. I think the latter may have been swep
Topic: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
Dochol

Forum: North West England   Posted: 14/04/2008 19:05:44   Subject: Haig Pit headgear (photo)
I second that. On my last visit underground at Haig, they were filling the other shaft as we decended the remaining shaft! Does anyone know the status of the Mainband Colliery Drift down the road from
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