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Report - Maltby Colliery Pithead Baths, Yorkshire - May 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by clebby, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. clebby

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    Maltby Colliery Pithead Baths, South Yorkshire.

    Visited with Speed.

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    Some history:

    One of the biggest regrets I have from my time exploring is missing the boat with Maltby when everyone was doing the headstocks last year. Fortunately, whilst they were demolishing these structures the bathhouse was being used as a de facto base, a fact Dave and Joe discovered when they wandered into the showers only to be confronted by a naked Polish man.

    After myself and dweeb visited Harworth Colliery back in January, I suggested we drive into Maltby to see if anything had changed. Dweeb informed me that Maltby was about an hours drive away from where we were and that it wouldn't be worth it, at the precise moment we drove past the sign saying 'welcome to Maltby'. Turns out he had been coerced into going charity shopping in Kings Heath and was just making excuses so he could get back home :rolleyes:

    Anyhow, a few months later I figured it was about time we headed up for another look. Some pictures, starting with the lamp room:

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    Self-Rescuers:

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    The remains of the bridge that used to connect the baths to the shafts:

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    Lamp return hatch:

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    The showers themselves had been modernised at some point and lacked those gorgeous glazed brick partitions that are typical of NCB bath houses. Still reasonably dated mind.

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    The original boot cleaning trough behind a stud wall:

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    Fortunately the original lockers remain:

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    Despite some modernisation, the building was still unmistakably NCB and is probably one of the last of these buildings we will get to see.

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    The canteen, inexplicably covered in a layer of fine pink dust. As the Daily Mail would say, eerie!

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    Workshops and offices:

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    Geological stores, complete with literally hundreds of core samples from the coal face:

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    I'm not sure if it's still there but if it is and you're a fan of British industry, it's a must.
     

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  2. Coolboyslim

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    Awesome looking place this and well photographed thx for sharing.
     
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  3. Will Knot

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    Certainly capture that well mate.....great pics and report :thumb
     
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    Liking this - nothing quite like a bit of mining heritage :thumb
     
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    Very nice as usual batty.
     
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    Very nice report, i came close to doing this but no cigar..
     
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    Top stuff as ever clebby. Always enjoy your reports mate.
     
  8. caiman

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    I remember going underground here back in the days of UK Coal. Fiendishly hot. Happy days...
     
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