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Unknown place of work

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Unknown
Photo: Bill Eatock
Views: 2,529
Item #: 24026
Unsure of exact location but it is (was) in the Wigan area.
Any Ideas?

Comment by: pj on 14th October 2013 at 16:18

look,s like bold st helens

Comment by: Ged on 14th October 2013 at 17:53

Looks like Bickershaw Wash Plant, Not sure,

Comment by: chris southworth on 14th October 2013 at 20:45

That looks to me very much like the Albert Opencast Coal Disposal Point, to give it it's full grand title. This was down Bolton House Road at Bickershaw. It was on the site of the former Albert pit among others in that vicinity. The site itself was worked as an opencast and when it was worked out was used as the central disposal point for the other opencast pits roundabout at the time.

Comment by: Mike Barton on 2nd November 2013 at 11:26

I too thought that this was a photto of Albert DP but wasn't 100%, however a freind and former colleague was able to give a definite yes: "Yes its Albert DP taken from the south west side of lifted Plank Lane/Bickershaw rail sidings. The Hopper on the left is the Rail Loader and the plant to the right is the screen house and road loader."

Comment by: tony on 21st January 2014 at 21:33

yes this is Albert disposal i worked there todds of Pemberton ran this plant

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