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Agecroft.
Photo: Jim Cooke
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Item #: 601
Roy Cooke on the left as one of the last men to come up the shaft at Agecroft before they shut the mine down.

Comment by: denika cooke on 9th June 2011 at 22:41

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Comment by: M Grundy on 21st November 2012 at 14:22

This takes me back.
This is Roy Cooke (cookie) on left, and I think Dave Carey. Two fitters from Agecroft pit. I served my time as a fitter there, and worked with them both.

Comment by: Dave Meehan on 31st July 2013 at 23:50

It is Roy & Dave. Roy was from Hindley & Dave from Swinton. I did 30 days face training with Dave as an apprentice at Agecroft this pic is from when I worked there in the late 80's early 90's as they've both got ear defenders on that we're compulsory at that time.

Comment by: joe tighe jnr on 20th October 2015 at 22:19

I worked at agecroft colliery from 1962 till 1965 as a bellman on the bin mine face.it was the steepest face I ever been on something like 1 in 3. when travelling down the face you were almost falling over yourself,it was easier to go up the face.but the camaradarie with the men was brilliant.

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