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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 1st June, 2018)


Astley Colliery headgear (the last on the Lancashire Coalfield) from the engine house.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 )
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Comment by: Poet on 1st June 2018 at 07:52

Still proud Collossus of the pit,
Blazing with rust you now stand decrepit.
Yet in younger days they knew your worth,
When your noble clanging powered the earth.
When you are gone it
Will be like the passing of the last Mammoth!

Comment by: kath on 1st June 2018 at 08:55

Impressive shot!

Comment by: Anne on 1st June 2018 at 10:01

That's the way to do It!
As usual.

Comment by: PeterP on 1st June 2018 at 10:46

Went last week end when there was a steam gala on.Then had the winding gear running with compressed air. Looked at the old mining equipment could recognize most of it.Daughter-in law asked me about a large grey object and after a few minutes I saw it was a coal hopper with man riding cages underneath.Brought back a lot of memories from my 20 years down the black hole

Comment by: Alan on 1st June 2018 at 11:24

Excellent photo Dave.

Comment by: Irene roberts on 1st June 2018 at 14:33

My friend took a photo of this some years ago and framed it for my birthday

Comment by: Ken R on 1st June 2018 at 15:38

Different slant photo, good. When I
first saw this headgear I thought of a maccano set ( No disrespect to the designers or builders).

Comment by: Howard P on 1st June 2018 at 16:44

I suspect a Maccano set would be ideal, you can't get better material to make pitgear headframe.

Comment by: Julie on 1st June 2018 at 18:34

Dave Oy , your work always stands out ,which is a huge credit to you . When a picture comes up and you know (well I do) it’s a Dave Oy , then , for me its value speaks for itself . Thankyou !

Comment by: Veronica on 1st June 2018 at 18:37

I 'suspect' you meant 'meccano' Ken R and Howard P.

Comment by: Howard P on 1st June 2018 at 19:40

I suspect you're right Veronica!

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd June 2018 at 17:24

Thanks Veronica, I must have looked at that word four or five times before spelling it wrong.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 3rd June 2018 at 18:22

any thanks folks - it's a great place!

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