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Report - Barnsley Main Colliery

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by AJW, May 7, 2007.

  1. AJW

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    I believe this is Barnsley main colliery anyway....

    The headgear and winding house, (the only other remaining feature is part of the tub rail circuit which runs around the site.

    I supose this is one of those stabilised ruins now, its just sat on its own in a field. Only way onto the headgear would be by a ladder, I've got ideas about taking one over there, but i cant see it happening to be honest, pictures:

    views of the headgear:
    barnsleymain1.jpg

    barnsleymainheadgear.jpg

    barnsleymainheadgearwindinghouse.jpg

    barnsleymainheadgearwindinghouse1.jpg

    barnsleymainpitwheel.jpg

    barnsleymainpitwheels.jpg

    The winding house:

    barnsleymainwindinghouse.jpg

    and part of the tub circuit:

    barnsleymaintubcircuit.jpg

    This was supposed to be a warm up excersise for a proper explore at Annesley but......

    I drove over to Annesley, but was seriously pissed off after the drive over to find there were 2 cars parked in the drive by the canteen and a team of about 8 pikeys stripping metalwork out of the locker/baths part, they had what looked like a load of locker doors and other pieces of sheet steel stacked up outside, inside there were bangs and clattering noises coming out. fed up that I couldn't take any pictures, and that what was going to be a good bit of exploration had just been ruined I set off with view to getting the headgear climbed, only to find that two of the pikeys kids had left the baths and were now circling the headgear on a couple of monkey bikes. My mate thought it was asking for trouble to go over there and climb it anyway, I had to agree and chickened out. on the way back up a beat up transit panel van had arrived at the bath house and was being loaded up with the scrap metal. I couldmn't believe it.... we just kept our heads down and walked past....

    To be fair it ruined my day, next they will probably pinch the pit wheels for scrap...
     

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