Monday, April 30, 2007

Britannia Colliery

Here are a few photos of Britannia Colliery

I was talking to a gentleman today (Wed 30th May 2007) by the name of Les whose father was the first colliery worker to be issued with a "Hard Hat" at Britannia Colliery.
He has promised me a photo of his Dad just coming home from work before the pit head baths were installed. Will add it in as soon as I get it.

Health and safety would go nuts today, working in the mines without safety equipment.
Think of the volumes that the risk assessment would take for a mine worker today.
Now we know why they closed all the mines.
Not enough paper for all the risk assessments required!

Can anyone tell me what the tower in the centre of the photo above was for ?


At 10:43 pm, Blogger gary rogers said...

The tower was part of the washery, and I believe it was used to settle the flock after washing the coal

At 6:21 pm, Blogger Angel Way said...

Thanks Gary
Will have to update the blogg have loads of new photos

At 2:57 pm, Blogger Gareth Thomas said...

Hi the tower in the photo was for loading the buckets for waste for the Ariel flight to be transported to the tip

At 3:00 pm, Blogger Gareth Thomas said...

The tower in the picture was use for loading buckets with waste from the colliery and transported along the Ariel flight to be dumped on the tip.


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