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Report - Firbeck Main Colliery - Aug 19


Crissisdecon

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Explore:
I have been to this location many times as it is local for me. little remains of the Colliery now, just the remains of the pit baths and the power house.
the main focal point of this explore has to be the amazing graffiti, with a lot of work by Coloquix along with other local artists.
as this was my first explore, this site probably has more sentimental value over anything else, but still a good explore.

History: (credit to The Amateur Wanderer)
Firbeck pit actually closed way back in 1968!
The constuction of Firbeck Colliery began in 1923 by the Firbeck Main Colliery Company Ltd with the sinking of the two shafts, mining began in 1925 on the Barnsley Bed Seam, this seam would end up been the only one worked by Firbeck in it's rather short career.
In 1934 the Firbeck Pit Head Baths where opened, the baths still stand and can be seen in the pictures.
In 1940 the pit was taken over by the Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries Ltd and nationalised as part of the National Coal Board in 1947.
The colliery closed in 1968, the reason given was uneconomic production.
During the period of 1970/71 both the up and downcast shafts where filled in and the site abandoned.

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