Photo-a-Day (Monday, 18th September, 2017)
John Pit coal truck
I suspect corrosion is in order.
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.
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."
It was called a tub when I was underground
I think it's called scrap now.
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
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.