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Arrow A Lancashire Coal Mine July 11 - 21-07-2011, 20:01

Its a bit of a vague title but needs must for the safety of the shaft. This particular colliery opened in 1884 was abandoned in 1975 and finally closed in 1979. Coal and fireclay were wound for the adjacent brick and terracotta works.

After a passing conversation with a previous land owner I realised this may be possible so armed with my camera off I went. There is very little left on site and the entire site was due for housing till the developer went belly up.

Main building this may have housed the engine the main pit head was to the rear of the building.



Remains of an overhead crane


Photo taken from the shaft


Into the Abyss The water was about 20 feet down the shaft. Brick lined some replaced with what looked like glazed bricks


How it would have looked when the site was in full action.
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Default 21-07-2011, 22:33

Fantastic, pretty sure I've never seen it before
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Default 22-07-2011, 09:49

That's very nice. Glad to see there's still some stuff left other than Astley Green.


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Default 22-07-2011, 17:01

Looks vaguely familiar, is it in the Wigan area? If it's the place I'm thinking of I thought it had been demolished a couple of years back. It was pretty well sealed when I went although I think Morrissey got in..........
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Default 22-07-2011, 17:27

It is in the wigan area and had something to do with bricks. The vast majority of the site has been demolished but when the shaft was mentioned to me I thought it was well worth a look
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Default 25-07-2011, 18:33

Headstock being dismantled for presevation, no idea where it ended up?



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Default 25-07-2011, 19:21

The headstock ended up in Haigh Hall Grounds but being under Wigan Council care ended up falling apart
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