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Report - Harworth Colliery, Nottinghamshire - January 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by clebby, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. clebby

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    Harworth Colliery, Nottinghamshire.

    Visited with dweeb. Some history for those who are interested:

    After a fairly straightforward entrance, the explore rapidly descended into an utter gang fuck - by rights we should have been spotted at least five times and it's frankly a miracle we got to see what we did. I've never been particularly fussed about the coal industry (I realise it's epic but I'm not particularly upset to have missed the majority of it), but I thoroughly enjoyed Harworth and it's a must for those of you into your heavy industry. We only saw the remaining headstock and the power house as the place is being ripped apart as I type, but fortunately these are the best bits and are still totally intact. The winding gear is particularly impressive; if you found it at ground level it would be pretty cool but when you consider it's 50 or 60 meters up in the air it's bordering on epic!

    On a plus note we bumped into Paul Chuckle in Harworth Asda. Some pictures:

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    Base of the concrete upcast, the tallest headstock in the UK:

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    Coal conveyors:

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    Emergency winder:

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    Ghastly photo from the deflector floor:

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    The winding gear itself:

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    Old NCB flag:

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    Out of interest, I think this place has been posted elsewhere and I think there's nothing left to see here. Anyone object to it being moved to public so the urban tourists can see it?
     

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    Urban tourist here: Would you care to leave it in NP for a little longer please. Where else has it been posted?
     
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    I saw some pictures on Flickr about 20 minutes ago but now I can't remember what I searched ffs. And yep keep it in here for now then :thumb
     
  4. Speed

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    Glad you two got there. Not one to miss! No winder controls then?
     
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    Very nice mate, another cracking report.
     
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    I hadn't realised that it was any different till we got there, the lack of the control booth perplexed me. If I had known the hunt was on I would have spent more time investigating!
     
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    Great photos mate. If I didn't have to go to work I would be there tomorrow.

    I would appreciate it staying in NP for just a little while longer, if possible?
     
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    Pics of Paul Chuckle or it didnt happen :p:

    On a serious note thou, impressive stuff :thumb
     
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    Cheers guys

    Negative. Had a poke about under the stairs in a few places but couldn't find it anywhere. Was hoping to see the old winding gear as well but our luck ran out before that was possible :rolleyes:
     
  10. Speed

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    I did wonder if they were in the cabin on the ground floor and have been ripped out for some reason.
     
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    No - funnily enough when we first did it we got into the motor room and after it became obvious there wasn't a winder cab in there Joe suggested it was the booth down at the shaft bank (which after setting off PIR's in the other headstock and getting screamed at over the tannoy by a woman in a remote monitoring centre on the way in we had run straight past in the rush for motor room!).
    That suggestion seemed to make sense so we didn't bother searching the floors below the motor room.

    When we got back to the bottom and realised that booth was just a waiting room we couldn't be bothered to climb back up top again (this was before the shafts were capped and the air was pretty bad in there and the humidity was ridiculous)

    Having since read a couple of articles from 1989 detailing the construction its definitely up top either on or just under the deflector floor.

    Dave

    PS Having been the first to report the do-ability of Harworth and in turn having given you guys the chance of seeing it I'd appreciate it if we kept it non-public a while longer....
    Other than willy waving theres no reason I can see to go public with it.
     
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    Hello I run a Facebook group for the history of Harworth, would it be possible to use these photographs as it would give our members that worked there great pleasure to see them. It's OK if you refuse as you may not want to, I would not use without permission, all this is now gone but great to see. Great pics Thanks Keith
     
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    It least in public it means plebs like me can see something interesting. I'm no urban tourist, I have very little interest in traipsing around places that are documented everywhere taking silly photographs, but I do have a keen interest in industrial history. Yes I should get some reports posted then I could get to see behind the scenes but sadly running my own business and working 7 days a week means I don't have the mucking about time that everyone on here seems to manage to get somehow. So yes, we're not all dickheads in plebville
     
  14. Dave W

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    I run a business and live on a island - I still manage to get out there and keep on top of the industrial stuff.

    As far as I know I never said you were all dickheads? But your post means I now get the impression you are. Why should I feel a responsibility to post sensitive stuff in public so you can do the tourist thing?
    Harworth has been mothballed for years just sat there - anyone with an interest in mining knew about it and should have been checking on it. I did and I live 300miles away.
    Come to think of it I texted the people on here who are in to industry as soon as it was doable to let them know - I'm sure they told other people who told other people, but somehow you weren't in the loop?
    This was almost a year and a half ago anyway - nobody else bothered to go until @Speed then @clebby and co finally got there by which time the downcast had been demolished.

    It's all demolished now anyway with the exception of the upcast and thats pretty stripped and secure now.

    Less bitching more exploring maybe?
     
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  15. clebby

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    ^^^ Testify
     
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