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Williamthorpe Colliery

Malc Bowler

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Malc Bowler
25 Nov 2014
Williamthorpe Colliery

Williamthorpe is still used as a mine water pumping station and exists now in a compound surrounded by a large industrial estate. It is located on Tupton way off Park road Holmewood. The remains are part of the original Heapstead which probably house electrical gear, No 1 shaft with steel cover and pipes emerging and the No2 shaft with concrete head and inspection cover, this suggests that it is still unfilled.

UK Coal where responsible for pumping operations. Look for Williamthorpe Pit Facebook (Sign in to Facebook First) Holmewood Community Present and Past for more information.

Malc Bowler


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** "An old postcard belonging to my late aunt. It shows Williamthorpe Colliery before the improvements made to the pit. An interesting selection of wagons including the Hardwick one in the centre and the Great Central wagon next to it. The ones marked LOCO were specifically for railway coaling depots, such as at Staveley and Annesley" - Dave Arnold

Look for Williamthorpe Pit Facebook (Sign in to Facebook First) Holmewood Community Present and Past for more information.