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Old 07-04-10, 18:46   #11
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I did have a few snaps of the level in Bolton woods but cant locate them off hand. However here are a couple of the level that came open at Bonfire Hill. The extent of the workings is not known and no plan exists of them.

The drift is sealed up by a wall and a fall cuts off the workings. A dog was lost up there in the late 70s but these photos come from when a farmer cut the drift open whilst trying to obtain water. It is thought the pit was owned by Brooks and Wild and worked the Sandrock coal 15".

Another photo shows workings within the Sandrock coal at another colliery in the valley. This was worked by the quarry owners, Brooks again, over a good number of years.

The Other photo shows John Davies At Deans Greave colliery which was broken into when the underground res was constructed above New Line. Again this is the sandrock coal. The coal was 15" high and the fireclay floor was removed to gain enough height to get the tubs through.
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It looks very wet in there.
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The sandrock mine was always very wet as it was usualy close to the surface with little cover over the coal, especialy on Rooley Moor. Plus, Sandstone is a pourous rock. There were also a lot of deaths due to roof falls in the Sandrock coal. I Don't mean hundreds by any means, but compaired to the other seams in the valley. Lee Pit in particular saw 4 or 5 men killed in this manner.

The accident rate in the Valley pits was very good in comparison, due to the absence of explosive gas (there were exceptions), so there were no major catastrophies with hellish death tolls
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those pics certanlly bring back memorys of grime bridge clive.those were the days eh.
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yeh Brent nowt much changed in a hundred years eh?
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the entrance at back of bolton woods has been filled in,was up there not long ago.if i remember rightly.it went round to the right,for about thirty ft,then on the right was a working,and ten ft on from that there was a wall (red brick)water was coming over it last time i was in there. would like to see pics of it clive.
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they were only on the surface Brent, John had some UG when we got the rails but dont know what hsppned to them. sad to hear its been filled in. I dont think they went as far as some imagined (including me)
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Thanks to all for the info so far. Superb stuff. I know there is a lot of folklore surrounding this underworld but I was speaking to chap that used to live in Pinner cottages many years ago and he said that an intact steam crane was still in the system at Pinner 20 odd years ago when a mate of his did some exploration.

Anyone else heard of this?
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Thanks to all for the info so far. Superb stuff. I know there is a lot of folklore surrounding this underworld but I was speaking to chap that used to live in Pinner cottages many years ago and he said that an intact steam crane was still in the system at Pinner 20 odd years ago when a mate of his did some exploration.

Anyone else heard of this?
Yes that's true a few of my friends have seen it, sadly when I went in the people who is was with didn't want to go any further in due to unsafe tunnels.
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This crane is mentioned in a survey of pinner. Also picture."Available in Rawtenstall library",Sponsored by Rossendale Council
This was done just before the workings were sealed
Surprisingly the workings do not not extend very far into the hillside
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