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Wigan pit pic from France   Comments: 3
Photo: Rev David Long   Item #: 29632  
Wigan pit pic from France

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  Again, Ron Hunt has posted a view of this pit (Item 24894), which is used as an illustration in the French book: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k6364932w
The caption translates roughly as 'Full view of a pit at Wigan, England'.
Ron's view is from the other side. He captioned it 'Unknown' - and it was identified by Winder as Crawford Pit, Aspull.
Ron's pic has 'Wragg, Wigan' written on it - and one of his views of the pit brew lasses was also by Wragg - so it is possible that Wragg provided all the originals for the French publication - and those that feature pits may all be of Crawford Pit.

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Comments by Neil Cain, 12th August 2017  
Winder is right...Crawford Pit

Comments by DTease, 14th August 2017  
Crawford Pit used to be situated at the bottom of Crawford Ave, Aspull, nothing left now to show that it ever existed except the trackbed of the Mineral Railway now a footpath known locally as "Down the Line". It runs via Manor Grove through the fields and under the bridge on Higher Lane. From there it goes downhill to Sedgefield Bridge over the Canal where it joined up with other Railway Lines at what used to be Alexandra Pit in Whelley.

Comments by Albert., 16th August 2017  
The colliery was owned by the Earl of Crawford. A lot of detail can be found by going to the following web site. http://www.nmrs.org.uk/mines-map/coal-mining-in-the-british-isles/lancashire-coalfield/wigan-coalfield/crawford-colliery/

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