A few old photos that I took of my workplace in the early 1940s together with a couple of myself all those years ago, and how grateful I was for the kindness shown to me by fellow workmates and residents of Annesley and Newstead, where I lodged.
Taken around 1970s showing Annesley Headstocks, Nos 1 and 2 Shafts, the Power House Chimney to the right hand and in the distance a view of Newstead Colliery Headstocks to the right hand side. The main road to Newstead Village in the foreground, now a Housing Estate I hear.
Pit Bottom of No 1 shaft showing Twin Loading and Double Decker Cage resting during Afternoon Shift in 1943
Just after installing roadway lighting to a section of Haulageway near the Pit Bottom
on route to D Conveyor around 1943
Photo of Annesley Power House, Main Switch Board, with its joint generation of power with Huthwaite
by over head 11KV line on poles.
Annesley Twin Steam Turbo Generators, all overseen by resident Colliery Chief Electrician Mr Tom Buckley (1943)
Being the sole afternoon shift Duty Electrician I had to play a trick to expose the picture of myself, during my break, in the Electricians underground cabin as the cameras were primitive at that time, around 1943