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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th September, 2017)

John Pit coal truck


John Pit coal truck
Old John Pit coal truck now in place in Crooke.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Howard P on 18th September 2017 at 03:45

I suspect corrosion is in order.

Comment by: walt (north yorks) on 18th September 2017 at 06:20

Brilliant photo Mick (is that your bike lock and chain ?) can't see it being much use. I like to see monuments left to remind people of the type of industry the area was involved in - a reminder of days long gone.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 18th September 2017 at 10:49

My father left the forces (REME) in 1946, did a year at Horwich Works and then went to the John Pit, moving to the Dairy Pit around 1951. Described the route to the coal face at the John Pit as "a bl**dy long walk."

Comment by: britboy on 18th September 2017 at 18:55

It was called a tub when I was underground

Comment by: Alan on 18th September 2017 at 21:03

I think it's called scrap now.

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 19th September 2017 at 16:27

We are Friends of Agecroft Colliery and we have renovated, an hydraulic chock, a disc wheel and a ten hundred weight tub. They have been sandblasted and painted white. We unveiled them withe Mayor of Swinton last week. Apply for some money from the Council and bring this tub back to life

Comment by: john brown on 22nd September 2017 at 20:21

My Dad was a miner, pretty much all his working life. He used to mention 'John pit' to us kids when we were little, and I used to think he was taking the mickey out of me. Ah, those were the days.

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