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Report - Westwood Mine, January 2011



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Explored with Tommo, Styru, D86, Mr BMM, Tucker, Pirate and Urban Junky.

I've only been here once before, and that was really concentrating on the Royal Enfield shadow factory. This time we were back in for a longer trip through the old (and not so old) workings.

In the first half of the mine, it's very clean, very tidy, with a high level of workmanship in backing up the deads, and huge pillars, some of which are cracking and held together with chains...

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The first of a few cranes...

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A good example of the walls built to hold back the deads...

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Into the new workings, these have been cut with a Samson coal cutter...

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A quick couple of pictures of the shadow factory...

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Group pic !

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and then into another old workings. This wasn't as tidy...

old railway junctions...

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Finally, a couple more cranes we hadn't seen before...

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