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Report - Snowdown Colliery, Kent, Aug 08

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by xm657, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. xm657

    xm657 28DL Full Member
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    Snowdown Colliery closed in 1987, it once had three shafts, one of which the deepest in Kent. Unlike the collieries near where I live, theres loads of buildings left. I had a wonderful time walking around the site imagining what it must have been like. Although I doubt the miners who worked here would have shared my enthusiam - apparently it was one of the worst pits to work at in the whole on the UK due to extreme heat on the coal face.

    These are all camera phone shots so no prizes for the photography - but I hope you still find the report interesting.

    First a couple of shots of how Snowdown used to be in the late 80s

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    And here is demolition of one of the pit heads
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    Fast forward 20 years - winding house from the photo above
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    Inside the winding house
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    Nature is gradually reclaiming the site
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    Is that just a cap? Could it be lifted off?...
     
  3. Miss Mayhem

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    Cool stuff :thumb
     
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