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Report - Woodmuir Colliery, Breich, West Lothian,May 2015

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by yellowdog, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. yellowdog

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    All that left of Woodmuir Colliery is a couple of buildings, the mine shafts have been filled in and it is hard to see where they once were.
    The mine was sunk in 1896 and remained in production until 1963.The two shafts the buildings serviced were 90 m and 91 m deep and at its peak the mine employed 273.
    The site is now surrounded by a farmland and there is a working farm near by.
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    The most prominent building is the washery with much of the internal structure still in place.

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    There are remains of the winding engine,but in a state of total collapse.
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    The bath house has had its roof removed but has remains of of some features like urinals and floor and wall tiling.
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    The buildings seem to have been used for storage by the farmer at times although they were empty at the time of my visit.

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Nice looking stroll, good to see some new places especially from North of the border :thumb
     
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    I'm surprised that so much remains. Most collieries that were closed around then have utterly disappeared.

    Pics 8 to 10 are certainly not the remains of a winding engine. That's much more likely to have been a belt-driven system for workshops machinery.
     
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    Good stuff :thumb
     
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    Looks pretty fooked but you got some nice shots, is the dog yours or was he just there?
     
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    The dog is mine,he enjoys being nosey like me!
     
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    Nice find that is, thanks.
     
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    I thought taking the dog for a walk meant going to the pub, hence a pint of dog (Newcastle Brown Ale) ;)
     
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    Aww he's a cutie :D
     
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