Photo: Arthur Culshaw
Item #: 607
Hi Arthur.How many pictures did you take of the Drift Mine.Excellent photos and bring back many memories.
Would love to have a chat with you about drift mine,
get in touch.
fred, where exactly was the standish hall drift mine situated, i recall the victoria colliery, the robin hill drift mine & the john pit. was standish hall down by the side of the langtree garage, it does appear to have been a large drift mine what years was it in production
Standish Hall Drift, started driving the main drift tunnell in Dec 1948.
Then in 1954, connected via a 515 yd 1 in 3 gradient tunnell to the JohnPit workings,enabling the production of coal to be brought up one way.
Then both mines were closed in March 1961.
The drift mine entrance & surface workings, were in Milldam (Elnup) woods, to the north of JohnPit...SLG side of the Milldam Brook, Wigan Rural/SLG border.
art thanks for the info.