Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 19th September, 2013)
Photo: Alan Banks (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
Lovely Alan....nice to remember....wonder if the pit was still there when I left in '64.....and operating....cheers!!!
Yes Liz it would be going at full pelt in 1964.
This colliery, the largest in the Lancashire Coalfield north of Wigan, closed on 24th March 1967.
It was the last pit in the Wigan area apart from small privately owned mines. See :-
Thanks Mick.....thought it might have been....cheers!!!!
work has now started on this site they aim to plant thousands of trees which they say will take five or six years.
The plaque tilts slightly to the right!
Work at Chisnall Hall during the early 60's, electrical apprentice, was ok there, did my face training there, was on a face when the waste dropped after staying up for 3 months, was like a hurricane the wind pushed out by the falling rock.
I had that at the pit Britboy it is a frightening experience to say the least.