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Gedling and Cotgrave Collierys - Page 1

Pete Shucksmith

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A View Looking Up The Pit Yard

Gedling Pit

Hi there Being an ex miner at Gedling and Cotgrave collierys I was browsing your web site. I have attached a photo of the view looking up the pit yard where trains and lorries were loaded, it was taken in the early 80s when I was a surface loco driver at Gedling. I did my underground training at Moorgreen in 1974 and worked both underground and on the surface at Gedling before transferring to Cotgrave as a surface heavy plant driver. Your site brings back so many happy memories, keep up the good work. All the best Pete Shucksmith Carlton Nottingham

mine bunkers

The loco I used to drive
I have just found another old photo from my days at Gedling colliery.

It is of a new run of mine bunkers being built at the rear of the colliery; it was taken around 1982. The bunker was built by Mowlem Ltd and my brother worked for them on the construction. If you look below the hook on the crane jib ( on the right) you can see the loco I used to drive; it was a Sentinel.

All the best Pete

The third photo is a post card that was produced for an open day
at Gedling showing the steam loco King George.

Hi Fionn
I have just found a few more locomotive photo’s from my time at various pits.

The first photo is a Vanguard Loco which we were working
in the top sidings at Gedling.

The second is also a Vanguard which I was instructing on
at Mansfield Colliery (crown farm).

See Also The Shane Phillips Collection of Photos Of Gedling


Pit Terminology - Glossary