Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 29th December, 2013)
Photo: Brian (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Theres a video here of the Wall Hey Pit Furnace Ventilation Chimney with pigeons on it.
I like this one.
Amazing to think that mines where ventilated by the updraft created of a large furnace near to the bottom of a mine shaft
a nice reminder of times gone by. it's a good view from there too!
Beautiful cloud structure Brian.....not that amazed with the chimney...but all part of the pic.....cheers!!!
is this a listed building and what was its purpose?
Scholes Malc its purpose is to be an eyesore for the residents who live nearby in them nice houses.
Scholes Mac: Listing Info at:-
Pit Furnace Ventilation info at:-
Mick certainly not an eyesore just a reminder of days gone by. I used to pass this every day on my to school in the 70's I hope it stays there for many years.
when I was a kid tankers used to pump waste into through the steel hatch you can see on a dailey bases , what it was no one knows ??? The ventilation chimney and shaft are now owend and have been for some years by the Ainscough,s of Ainscoughs cranes . why would they want to buy an old pit shaft ?? Any one know ?
The tankers came from Thomas Witters at Chorley, so I was told by a local farmer. This furnace pit ventilated the Crawford Pits at Aspull (near St David's Crecsent). New houses now occupy the area. The pit became redundant when a ventilation fan was installed at Dairy Pit.
The fire was in the firedrift at the top of the shaft, not the bottom.