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Mr T
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« on: September 20, 2008, 04:45:06 pm »

This is an old picture of Ackworth Colliery that belongs to my dad! I have had to take a picture of it as it's too big for the scanner!

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A. WORKSHOPS
B. OLD MANAGEMENT HOUSE
C. OLD FAN HOUSE (NOW A WORKSHOP)
D. OLD FAN
E. WINDING ENGINE HOUSE
F. WINDING SHAFT HEAD GEAR
G. ENTRY TO SHAFT (AIR LOCK)
H. PITHEAD BATHS, CANTEEN, MEDICAL CENTRE, LAMP ROOM AND OFFICES
I. STOCK YARD
J. FAN HOUSE
K. VENTILATION FAN
L. RESERVOIR (UNDERGROUND USE)
M. MINERS' CAR PARK
N. EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT
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sparky
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 06:30:23 pm »

If it were possible, & you don't mind, could the full size photo be copied?
I would be willing to pay for it & meet up with you.

I think :-
               C  was the power house.
               J was a Methane Extraction Plant, before closure.
               K the old fan house, was below ground level.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 09:05:13 pm »

My dad used to be a stoker in the old boiler house(long gone when this was taken) on a sunday my mam used to send me with his dinner in a basin, he always used to save me some, i swear it was the nicest food i ever tasted Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 01:43:16 am »

Hi, I am really excited about your photo of ackworth pit, as I used to live in the end house next to the field. My dad(Harry armstrong) moved from featherstone pit(and pit house) to ackworth in 1969, and I lived there until I was 18.
The thomas's, canning, and bennett's, and cliff piper were our nieghbours. I remember bill murry in the medical room, as he used to put plasters on my knees when I fell off my bike.
I would be very gratefull if you, or know of anyone who has anymore photos.
My mum and dad died 19 years ago, and I now live in northumberland.
This is an old picture of Ackworth Colliery that belongs to my dad! I have had to take a picture of it as it's too big for the scanner!

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A. WORKSHOPS
B. OLD MANAGEMENT HOUSE
C. OLD FAN HOUSE (NOW A WORKSHOP)
D. OLD FAN
E. WINDING ENGINE HOUSE
F. WINDING SHAFT HEAD GEAR
G. ENTRY TO SHAFT (AIR LOCK)
H. PITHEAD BATHS, CANTEEN, MEDICAL CENTRE, LAMP ROOM AND OFFICES
I. STOCK YARD
J. FAN HOUSE
K. VENTILATION FAN
L. RESERVOIR (UNDERGROUND USE)
M. MINERS' CAR PARK
N. EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 12:55:26 pm »

A the workshops were the electric shop and the fitters shop
my father was an electrician in the electric shop, although obvioiusly he worked underground as well.
I used to fish for sticklebacks in the boilerhouse resevoir.
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sparky
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 06:31:49 pm »

I probably knew your father.
In later years the main car park on this photo, became Offices, Electricians shop,Fitting shop & Stores.
Happy Memories & good work-mates.
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