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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 26th July, 2011)

Astley Green Colliery

Astley Green Colliery
Ceased production in 1970, now a museum and scheduled monument.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (.)
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Comment by: Dave on 26th July 2011 at 00:09

Mmmmm nice shot Andrew!

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 26th July 2011 at 01:11

It was the way of life for many people, in the years gone bye. Many kids started work in the mines when they were only 11 years old, my father for one. Some people say the good old days, not this one . Im sure the kids of today,dont even know the real deal, do me a favour, tell them the real story, life in hell

Comment by: peterp on 26th July 2011 at 07:07

The remains of a dead industry which todays children know nothing about so sad

Comment by: David on 26th July 2011 at 10:19

Well composed.

Comment by: maggie on 26th July 2011 at 11:16

Where my daughter & her family live, which once was a pit district, in Somerset, there is a pit wheel on the main road & a lovely museum nearby. This has a schoolroom & children from the local schools do a project and actually spend an afternoon in the schoolroom. There is a mock up of a tunnel with miners working.

Comment by: Kenee on 26th July 2011 at 13:35

Terrific picture, it brings back many memories. Up to fifty years ago pitheads like this were a familiar feature around here.

Comment by: rebian on 26th July 2011 at 22:11

Great picture, love the way the rail track leads your eye into the shot.

Comment by: Jon on 27th July 2011 at 19:15

A black and white photo of this would be amazing.

Comment by: Terry on 27th July 2011 at 21:50

I've visited here several times and took a lot of photos but none of them were a patch on this superb shot!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 28th July 2011 at 21:27

Lovely bright picture,well done Andrew.
Why dont they teach children more modern history so they have an idea how their parents,grandparents and gt.grandparents lived..Bring history into the 18th-19th-20th century.I am sure they would be more interested in the subject...I would have been !!

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