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New Winning Pit at Denby, c 1981 - Page 1

Mark Heath - Photos Taken By Erika Belcher

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Mark Heath 
29 June 2011 
New Winning Pit at Denby in 1981 
 

These photos were taken by a relative who now lives in Oxfordshire.

My Grandfather, Ralph Brown lived on the former pit road, 'The College' near to Denby Pottery's rammel heap, (Derby Rd, Denby).

I can remember walking up with him, to the cricket ground on a Saturday afternoon frequently. The area was riddled with mines, most were the old fashioned 'Bell Pits', no more than holes in the open air!

New Winning was joined up to Kilburn Pit by an underground run during the 1930's, my mother can recall feeling the blasting as it ran under their home at The College.

Just over the road was another pit - Salterwood, moving towards Kilburn was yet another; Denby Hall, the list goes on and there are more, but there doesn't seem to be many pics of them now, even locally.

I believe that New Winning was usually accessed via Denby Common, the new Denby cricket ground is situated off there now, where the old Copper Yard used to be. It was moved there when the entire area was opencast for the second time, just after these pics were taken.

You are welcome to use them. They were taken by Erika Belcher, my cousin.

Mark Heath 


New Winning Pit c1981



Denby, New Winning Pit and Slag Heap c 1981



Opencasting at Denby Hall Colliery c1981
As you can see, the area was completely dominated by the collieries and of course, Denby Pottery.


Denby Park Hall from Denby
With my Grandfather's white painted house in the foreground
This house used to be the colliery weighing house on the lane called 'The College';
Even before the New Winning Pit, probably going back to the old Bell pits.



Denby Hall Colliery and Washing Plant
View from Denby Pottery Rammel Heap.



Denby Hall Washery, (est. c1944).
I believe the picture was taken by my father who also lived in Denby.


As you can see, the area was completely dominated by the collieries and of course, Denby Pottery.

Denby Park Hall from Denby
With my Grandfather's white painted house in the foreground
This house used to be the colliery weighing house on the lane called 'The College';
Even before the New Winning Pit, probably going back to the old Bell pits.



Denby Hall Colliery and Washing Plant
View from Denby Pottery Rammel Heap.



Denby Hall Washery, (est. c1944).
I believe the picture was taken by my father who also lived in Denby.

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