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Posted: 13/02/2015 15:40:43
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This looks like Hell on earth !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPubRDcfpFc
IP: 82.19.131.200 Edited: 15/02/2015 18:44:47 by (moderator)
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Posted: 14/02/2015 20:29:44
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moston pit in manchesters spoil heap caught fire if i remember right they sprayed water on it and sank pipes in and injected water in it....they put it out eventually and then built houses on top, as a kid i could still see the red tip at the side of moston brook with houses backing onto it all grassed over now.


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Posted: 14/02/2015 20:37:05
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I used to work in that area Moston Miners estate Moston Mill estate (opposite) and Moston Brook high school (now gone)
The Miners estate had a tower block and two big blocks of maisonettes which were still coal fired via one big boiler in the tower block up to about 1980 ?
The heating ducts were full of millions of cockroaches that layed their eggs around the heating pipes
The boiler took 10 tons of coal a week and the caretaker was a huge jock ex Agecroft miner called Peter Big Grin
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Posted: 15/02/2015 18:02:51
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between the 2 tower blocks (moston and bradford court) under the grass were the shafts 3 and 4.
im glad i didnt live in those flats back then. Sad

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Posted: 15/02/2015 18:44:24
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Going back about five years plus I used to work for a firm who had an office in Manchester so I'd invariably find myself stuck in some dull city-centre hotel for a few weeks a year. One summer evening I headed out without map or magic phone to try and find the Ardwick limestone mine after reading a reference to it on a book on Moston Colliery.

Not really knowing much about Manchester at the time (other than how to get phenomenally drunk at the cricket Blush) I managed only to get dismally lost!

Is there anything left there to see do you know? It doesn't appear to be in the database. Off Topic
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Posted: 15/02/2015 19:14:53
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This the place?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/10931291144/
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Posted: 16/02/2015 09:35:01
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It seems that flicker site is Pitheadgear's site
on looking at the map of the shafts I went on to google earth to see if anything remained , in the corner of the screen was street view when I clicked on it , I was shocked to see the entrance to Mercedes Benz Retail ,on Viaduct street ,somewhere I have contracted for , for over ten yearsBig Grin

There is still a fair bit of open ground around that area , so I might have a mooch
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Posted: 16/02/2015 15:39:42
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Looks like at least one of the shafts is built over, presumably the limestone outcrops to the north east? IP: 31.52.226.95
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Posted: 16/02/2015 18:01:58
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Thanks chaps.

Some more reading here.
http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/e-mcr/e-mcr.htm

Aditaddict wrote:

It seems that flicker site is Pitheadgear's site

Some interesting stuff on there!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28709338@N04/
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Posted: 16/02/2015 18:40:43
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RJV wrote:

Thanks chaps.

Some more reading here.
http://www.pittdixon.go-plus.net/e-mcr/e-mcr.htm


Interesting link,thanks.
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