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John Pit 1948   Comments: 8
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30272  
John Pit 1948

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  Photograph of the JOHN PIT Standish Lower Ground  

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Comments by fred foster, 8th March 2018  ff001a5024@blueyonder.co.uk 
I am sure that the rope for winding the cages was a flat one and as one cage went down one shaft the other came up. On the pic you can see the 2 headgears

Comments by MikeW, 8th March 2018  
I thinks it more likely to be the Taylor pit

Comments by JB, 9th March 2018  
John Pit was a Drift Mine

Comments by AH, 9th March 2018  
JB;This looks like john pit the drift mine was Standish hall;I think the house in the photo is still there

Comments by Geoff, 9th March 2018  
The two shafts are still there, though obviously capped and fenced off.

Comments by GT, 10th March 2018  
John Pit was linked to Standish Hall drift in 1953. When John Pit closed in April 1954 the reserves were worked from Standish Hall drift.

Comments by Peter francis, 29th March 2018  
Yes Fred , John pit had flat winding ropes. I worked there ( with little Sid) when the tunnel from the John pit workings to Standish hall drift was developed to eliminate the winding of the coal .

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