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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 13th October, 2009)

Down t'pit

Down t'pit
An outing down a drift mine on hands and knees. Note coal seam to right. Never again, too scary!

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: alan on 13th October 2009 at 00:27

good perspective and interesting colours. Well done Brian.

Comment by: catherine on 13th October 2009 at 07:37

ohh i couldnt go down there,my dad was a pitman..how did they do it? good photo..

Comment by: carol on 13th October 2009 at 08:45

Fantastic shot! Where was it? It's the thought of the rocks above me that freaks me out. Thanks

Comment by: Ron D on 13th October 2009 at 11:39

Where was this Brian?

Comment by: M.O.T. on 13th October 2009 at 11:49

Brian you deserve a medal for this photo. Well done and thanks.

Comment by: Brian on 13th October 2009 at 12:03

It's an old drift mine dating back to the early 1800s. Sorry, not allowed to disclose where it is. The NCB have capped it and do check it regularly - we gained access further along.

Comment by: neil cain on 24th October 2009 at 21:16

really interesting Brian, what seam is it? Can anyone tell me about 2 circular concrete circular blocks between the new Ince Health Centre and the old Springs Branch Railway by the rough path. Are the capped shafts?I'm more used to the triangular caps.Could they be anything to do with the old Springs Branch Colliery? these are west of the railway though and SBC was to the east I thought. Very grateful for suggestions.

Comment by: Paul Owen on 22nd January 2012 at 03:20

Neil they are sewers mate

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