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.
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:-
Pit Furnace Ventilation info at:-
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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