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Garswood Hall Colliery

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Goodbye to Garswood Hall.
Goodbye to Garswood Hall.
Photo: Keith Beckett
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Item #: 29008
The last week of coal mining at Garswood Hall collieries.

Comment by: whups on 9th February 2017 at 00:32

i wonder who they are ? .

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 9th February 2017 at 07:57

where in Garswood was the colliery?

Comment by: chris southworth on 9th February 2017 at 11:14

Garswood Hall Collieries weren't in Garswood. They were where the Three Sisters are now and the South Lancs Industrial Estate. That is where the three sisters name came from, the three massive pit spoil heaps that used to be there.

Comment by: Maurice on 9th February 2017 at 11:40

Garswood Hall fishing club used have the fishing rights to what would have been the pit lodges,the 3 sisters lake will be close to were the lodges would have been.

Comment by: Joe maplin on 9th February 2017 at 23:51

Wernt they called the long and narrows?

Comment by: Brian on 10th February 2017 at 07:10

My father went to Bold after Garswood Hall closed . Fishing waters were Long and Narrows No3 lodge & Rushy Dougie will know if i missed any

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 10th February 2017 at 09:46

That's what we used to call them Joe.

Comment by: Maurice. on 10th February 2017 at 17:09

The Long and Narrows was a beltin place to fish in,I never did much in No3 though,and there were some relics around from the pit.

Comment by: Brian on 10th February 2017 at 21:27

Long & Narrows was a good place to catch Gudgeon for live bait in Nichol Rd Flash

Comment by: margaret king on 11th February 2017 at 03:46

The long and narrows and the Lodge. were good places, to play, when we were kids. Me and susan Corbett, and sylvia Griffiths. were always, over there.

Comment by: ged on 13th February 2017 at 23:33

I can name two mn on the photo, Oe is Billy Appleton & Albert Partington, I know the face on the far left but cant remember his name,

Comment by: Maurice. on 14th February 2017 at 16:24

The were probably more pits closed in between 1958 and 1968 then in any other 10 year period.

Comment by: Albert. on 15th February 2017 at 14:56

Maurice. I cannot recollect any disputes (strikes) in relation to these closures. I was involved in one strike, in 1949. That was in respect of miners', to be allocated concessionary coal. I left the industry in 1953. The Maypole closed later in that decade.

Comment by: Maurice on 15th February 2017 at 18:05

Hi Albert,the closures I meant were not caused by strikes,I know more about the Manchester area than Wigan,but in the 10 year period,these are pits I remember and were closed,there will be some I missed,but I know of 12,Howe bridge,Bedford,Nook,Gibfield,Chanters,Cleworth hall,Mosley common,Sandhole,Newtown,Bradford and Brackley,Astley green closed in 1970 too.

Comment by: Albert. on 15th February 2017 at 19:23

Hi Maurice. I was really referring to strikes, in pursuit of combating the closures.

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