1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Oaks Colliery Barnsley 06-2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by host, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. host

    host 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    224
    Oak's Colliery Headstock/Winding House….

    Solo visit, After seeing Dan Walton's report i knew i couldn't waste any time getting this done, Cheers Dan for the intel. I have looked at this place quite a few time s over the years never having any success. I evan asked Fishbrain to see if he could help rig up some ropes to get up to the first level….No need now, however be quick if you wish to see this. The site itself is small and a memorial to the tragedy of the explosion that killed so many men and boys. I was really surprised by what is left and makes for a great little explore, espacially if you like them industrial and this did not disappoint. it may not be epic but is of great importance and i'm so glad after so long getting this done. 2014 has turned out to be an epic year so far with one great explore after another.


    Info from wiki….
    The Oaks Colliery, which was one of the largest coal mines working the Barnsley area in South Yorkshire Coalfield, mined a seam that was notorious for firedamp. Almost 20 years before, on 5 March 1847, The Oaks colliery suffered its first disaster when a blast killed 73 men and boys. As mine management was aware of firedamp, there were strict rules about the use of safety lamps. A ventilation system was also used to carry any gas that emerged from the seam out of the mine. However the coal in this seam was known to contain methane making it a very dangerous work.


    On Wednesday 12 December 1866, 340 men and boys were working the day shift. With less than an hour of the shift remaining, a huge explosion ripped through the workings. The force of the blast blew the cage up No. 1 shaft into the headgear, breaking the coupling. The cage was recovered and replaced to enable a party of "pit deputies" (foreman) to descend the pit to see the devastation. At the bottom of the shaft, they found a number of badly burned men who were sent up to the surface. The dead were taken to their homes and the survivors were given medical attention. By midnight, the exhausted rescuers withdrew to continue their work the next day.

    The next morning, 27 rescuers went down the pit with Mr Minto, the underviewer, and mining engineer Parkin Jeffcock to inspect the conditions under which they were working. But as Jeffcock finished inspecting the upcast shaft, another huge explosion occurred killing all the rescuers. The blast was powerful enough to rush up all three shafts at the colliery. A third explosion took place a few hours later, again affecting all three shafts.
    In total the explosions killed 361 miners and 27 rescuers. Among the many dead were the pit ponies and their boy handlers, who hauled wagon loads of coal from the workings to the mine shaft. They had all been killed in the first explosion.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Kaplan

    Kaplan Procrastinator
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    105
    Home Page:
  3. Joe.

    Joe. 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    176
    Home Page:
    I'd like to see that thanks for the heads up
     
  4. catbalou

    catbalou off the wall
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    56
    What a tragic history...:(
    Looks a great little explore, pics are spot on too.
     
  5. Idle Hands

    Idle Hands 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    133
    That looks nice... shame there aren't more places like this one left.

    Nicely shot too :thumb
     
  6. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    685
    Not one to waste time mate, cracking shots looks worth the wait.
     
  7. Leeds(Ex)plorer

    Leeds(Ex)plorer 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    9
    fucking hell as cat says tragic history

    You've got some great shots there though mate
     
  8. Mr Beady

    Mr Beady Over 8
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    131
    Very nice photos as always shall be paying a visit I reckon
     
  9. Dan Walton

    Dan Walton 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ace photos mate glad YOu got in and had a look around won't be long till it's secure again .
     
  10. Humpa

    Humpa CHOCOVIT
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    4
    Nice them are Host :thumb
     
  11. raisinwing

    raisinwing 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    69
    Home Page:
  12. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    741
    Quality stuff there :thumb
     
    #12 Lenston, Jun 18, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2014
  13. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    419
    Really like it, quality pics and report there :thumb Thanks for sharin' :)
     
  14. wellingtonian

    wellingtonian Subterráneo
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    957
    Likes Received:
    427
    Such a tragic story. Interesting report with top snaps. Cheers!
     
  15. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,127
    Likes Received:
    1,646
    Nice ones :thumb


    Pity that in the space of a few hours since your pics the control cabin roof has already been smashed down onto the control panel below, probably from someone standing on the roof I imagine , hope they got the shot/access they needed , can't blame the Metal Fairies this time :)

    An impressive place I thought all the more so with the history and the extensive loss of life :) that I'd never even heard of .
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in