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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 29th December, 2013) Views: 2,861 
Chimney
 Chimney   by Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Wall Hey Pit Furnace Ventilation Chimney, off Haigh Road.

Comment by Mick on 29th December 2013 at 08:43
Theres a video here of the Wall Hey Pit Furnace Ventilation Chimney with pigeons on it.

http://youtu.be/MCmdPgwatyU


Comment by alan lad on 29th December 2013 at 09:33
I like this one.


Comment by peterp on 29th December 2013 at 09:42
Amazing to think that mines where ventilated by the updraft created of a large furnace near to the bottom of a mine shaft


Comment by kath on 29th December 2013 at 09:44
a nice reminder of times gone by. it's a good view from there too!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 29th December 2013 at 09:53
Beautiful cloud structure Brian.....not that amazed with the chimney...but all part of the pic.....cheers!!!


Comment by Scholes Malc on 29th December 2013 at 09:57
is this a listed building and what was its purpose?


Comment by Mick on 29th December 2013 at 10:39
Scholes Malc its purpose is to be an eyesore for the residents who live nearby in them nice houses.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 29th December 2013 at 11:04
Scholes Mac: Listing Info at:-
http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-213571-wall-hey-pit-furnace-ventilation-chimney

Pit Furnace Ventilation info at:-
http://www.pleasley-colliery.org.uk/html/furnace.htm


Comment by Pepsi on 29th December 2013 at 11:50
Mick certainly not an eyesore just a reminder of days gone by. I used to pass this every day on my to school in the 70's I hope it stays there for many years.


Comment by john on 29th December 2013 at 11:58
when I was a kid tankers used to pump waste into through the steel hatch you can see on a dailey bases , what it was no one knows ??? The ventilation chimney and shaft are now owend and have been for some years by the Ainscough,s of Ainscoughs cranes . why would they want to buy an old pit shaft ?? Any one know ?


Comment by Loz on 29th December 2013 at 17:19
The tankers came from Thomas Witters at Chorley, so I was told by a local farmer. This furnace pit ventilated the Crawford Pits at Aspull (near St David's Crecsent). New houses now occupy the area. The pit became redundant when a ventilation fan was installed at Dairy Pit.


Comment by Art on 30th December 2013 at 01:05
The fire was in the firedrift at the top of the shaft, not the bottom.


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