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Coal mine shaft
Photo: Dougie
Views: 562
Item #: 32161
This is a photo of a pit on Liverpool road at Ashton Cross near Downall Green, that miners off the estate worked at upto 1960

Comment by: priscus on 6th May 2020 at 14:11

Dougie, is it Stones' Garswood Colliery?

There was also a Pewfall Colliery close to Ashton Cross, but I am not familiar with its appearance.

Comment by: whups on 6th May 2020 at 14:16

it maybe park colliery ( stones ) .my old chap worked there .

Comment by: priscus on 6th May 2020 at 14:19

Is that a Bedford 'O' type wagon under the loading screens?

Comment by: priscus on 6th May 2020 at 16:02

Yes, it is 'Park' (Stones)

It is illustration of New No.1 & No.2 headgear after refurbishment in 1950, I have located the same photo on this site:

Comment by: Albert.S. on 6th May 2020 at 16:03

Typical winding house windows.

Comment by: wuz on 6th May 2020 at 16:38

I can remember when a child living in Downallgreen every new years eve at midnight Stones pit used to welcome the new year in with its 'hooter' or siren.

Comment by: Aubrey on 6th May 2020 at 16:40

A rare sight these days, there used to be at least one in every direction you travelled in the 50s.

Comment by: Dougie on 6th May 2020 at 20:57

Priscus,seved my time down that shaft the Bedford you see was being loaded with waste and then taken across the road to be spread out never had a dart rock now Ashton golf course, coal was taken away by train to Garswood station

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