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Coal Mining Days

Items 1 – 26 are of the small privately-owned Flack’s Drift Mine/Hay Royds Colliery at Scissett, which closed in 2012. The remainder are from the collections of Stanley Sheead, John Aspinall & Leslie Robinson.

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001 Filling 6 cwt tub in top half 12ft heading

002 Click on photo to see notes

003 Water adit. Click on photo to see notes

004 Click on photo to see notes

005 This part of Nortonthorpe Colliery was abandoned 1912/3

006 The face in the abandoned area

007 Close-set props causing roof to break off behind them

008 Coal-cutter AB15 on Mindev tracks & 10ft jib

009 Face after being cut

010 Cutter moving between headings

011 Drilling face. 8ft rod, 2 top holes, 5in dirt & 5in bottom coal

012 Charging shot holes

013 Converted Skid Steer

014 One of 3 0.75 tonne loaders

015 No 5 machine, loading capacity 2 tonnes

016 No 5 machine loading

017 No 5 machine unloading to feeder

018 Setting 6 metre girder after face loaded out

019 District layout

020 Main roadway 26 inch conveyor

021 Wilfrey tables washing 0-1 inch coal

022 Spirals extracting fine coal from circulating water

023 Surface around the year 2000

024 Snap time

025 Flack's Drift Mine at Hay Royds

026 Felling trees at Stony Lane for pit-props at Hay Royds

027 Spoil heap at Toppitt

028 James Taylor, alias "Jimmy Toppitt"

029 Miners "kronking", waiting to go down at Stringers

030 "Top men" at Stringers

031 Opening the new drift at Stringers

032 All miners

033 The Craven family "darn t'oil"

034 Newspaper clipping concerning retirement of Arthur Craven

035 Stringers winding gear at Park Mill

036 Springwood Colliery, Park Mill

037 Park Mill surface with workshops, stores, stockyard & gantry

038 Coke ovens, Skelmanthorpe

039 Good-bye to Old Faithful

040 Nortonthorpe Colliery, Scissett, (Trapeze Pit)

041

042 Road off Chapel Lane into pit yard

043 August 1953: Miners at Park Gate

044 Emley Moor Colliery aged miners trip to Southport July 4 1964

045 Emley Moor Colliery aged miners trip to Southport July 4 1964

046 Emley Moor Colliery Ambulance Team Swift Shield

047 Emley Moor Colliery Ambulance Team Swift Shield

048 051 November 1st 1937. In memoriam Mr G.E. Stringer

049 051 November 1st 1937. In memoriam Mr G.E. Stringer

050 051 November 1st 1937. In memoriam Mr G.E. Stringer

051 November 1st 1937. In memoriam Mr G.E. Stringer

052 Mr G.E. Stringer, colliery proprietor

053 Pump later installed at Festival Garden.

054 Stringer & Son Ltd. Leaflet on Coal Washeries

055 Stringer & Son Ltd. Leaflet on Coal Washeries

056 Stringer & Son Ltd. Leaflet on Coal Washeries

057 Stringer & Son Ltd. Leaflet on Coal Washeries

058 Small maps of Emley and Park Mill

059 Small maps of Emley and Park Mill

060 Sketches of iron workings, Bentley Grange & Furnace Farm

061 Sketches of iron workings Bentley Grange & Furnace Farm

062 Coal conveyor across Wakefield Road, Clayton West

063 Coal conveyor across Wakefield Road, Clayton West

064 Park Mill Colliery after it became part of Denby Grange

065 Park Mill Colliery after it became part of Denby Grange

066 Park Mill Colliery after it became part of Denby Grange

067 Detailed photographs of coal conveyor

068 Detailed photographs of coal conveyor

069 Detailed photographs of coal conveyor

070 Detailed photographs of coal conveyor

071 Emley Moor Colliery

072 Emley Moor Colliery

073 Emley Moor Colliery

074 Emley Moor Colliery

075 Emley Moor Colliery

076 Emley Moor Colliery

077 Demolition Emley Moor Colliery

078 Demolition Emley Moor Colliery

079 Demolition Emley Moor Colliery

080 Demolition Emley Moor Colliery

081 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

082 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

083 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

084 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

085 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

086 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

087 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

088 Demolition of Emley Moor Colliery

089 Unknown coal workers in club

090 Coal worker

091 39General view of coal tips

092 Station Road by washery site

093 Old maps of collieries around Deffer Hill

094 Old maps of collieries around Deffer Hill

095 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

096 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

097 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

098 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

099 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

100 Emiey Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

101 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

102 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

103 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

104 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

105 Emley Moor Colliery, a detailed history, 1985

106 Emley winding gear

107 Emley Miners’ Welfare Band

108 Skelmanthorpe Coal Washery

109 Skelmanthorpe Coke Ovens

110 Skelmanthorpe Coke Ovens

111 Coke ovens, close-up

112 Coke ovens, close-up

113 Close up map of coke ovens site, Park Gate, Skelmanthorpe

114 Steam locomotive on Skelmanthorpe sidings

115 Shunting engine, Skelmanthorpe sidings, 1983

116 Skelmanthorpe sidings

117 Skelmanthorpe coke ovens, 1983

118 Overview of whole site - coke ovens & washery

119 Close up of coal shutes, Skelmanthorpe

120 Photograph of male & female coal workers