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Standish Hall Drift Mine, 1953.
Photo: Arthur Culshaw
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Item #: 606
Standish Hall Drift Mine, 1953.

Comment by: Fred Sentance on 23rd June 2008 at 18:08

Hi Arthur,we meet again.I remember many a time going down the Drift mine.It brings back memories.

Comment by: Peter Francis on 6th December 2009 at 23:44

I worked at John pit when they drove a connecting tunnel through to Standish Hall Drift mine in 1954.
They took the mines cars away and we installed a conveyor belt in its place, I remember we used to ride up on the belts at the end of the shift. I always tell people that I could not see for 5 mins when we arrived on the surface in the bright sunshine in such a lovely wood

Comment by: Art on 13th December 2009 at 01:59

Peter Francis, did you work with the dialers...Bob Dean etc

Comment by: Peter Francis on 19th December 2009 at 22:06

Hi Arthur, Yes I worked with Bob , and was a friend of his until he sadly died about 6 years ago. I think you worked with George Woosey the electrican . I have many good memories of those early days. Now live year Southampton

Comment by: Art on 18th August 2010 at 19:37

Peter, you'll probably remember the Culshaw brothers..Electric shop. I'm the younger one, Denis died about 20 years ago. My ma is on the first pic in the mining thread, the one you comented on ;o)

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