Photo-a-Day (Monday, 17th February, 2014)
I've walked those steps many time when I've been there. Thanks Rev
I've walked up ther many atime when mum lived at Bottling Wood. happy days
Maloney's Brew.. Just at the top are the sheep shown on yesterdays PHOTO A DAY.
Thank you Reverend David....a lovely picture....cheers!!!
Maloney's pit was not far from the top of this brow .I Can just remember looking down the walk down shaft and the narrow gage track that trucks where pushed up and down ,and the wooden bays where the coal was kept and sold from .My Dad used to take me when he bought coal there. We had an allotment near by and some days when we went to collect eggs and stuff, large cracks would appear in the ground over night because of settlement.
I've walked up and down these many times.In the 60s -yes the 60s again - there used to be a very big water container at the top.
My Dad told me that he and his brothers walked down into the family coal pit. He also told me that the brew was named after their market garden rather than the pit
Any body remember the Camel's Hump hills to the right of this photo? or the Devil's Cave on the left?
Yes I do tuddy,spent a lot of my childhood in that area,really were "good old days".