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    Default Garforth Colliery - Take Two


    So unperturbed by my previous failing, I have returned hoping to evade my previous fortune of been kicked into 'the pit' and beyond based on a difference of interpretation of the term 'derelict place' .. lets see how it goes !

    The disused colliery is based in West Yorkshire. This is the sister site and comprises of two separate buildings. Closed in the 1960's.

    Strangely access is through the front door .....


    ue3a by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr


    Ue3b by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr


    ue3c by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr


    ue3e by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr




    ue3f by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr


    ue3h by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr


    ue4d by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr


    ue3g by Simon Fisher Photography, on Flickr

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    Nice one,great pics.

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    Great photos - The colliery was actually called Ledston "Luck" Colliery ;)

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    Very nice, I have something of a tile fetish!

    Good report.

    :)
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    I always hope to see a bloody great big hole disappearing down into the depth of the earth. (Probably just as well they capped them off!) As for collieries, well, as a born and bred Welshman, I remember the camaraderie of the mines - my dad worked all his life as a miner. (I escaped) To think of the hard work all those men put in for generations, only for a certain PM to decide that even recoverable, economic coal was of naught compared to defeating an entire industry.

    Whole communities destroyed, but my! What hearts they had.

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    Wakey Lad thanks for the correction. I will be sure to sack my assistant for this research faux pas :)
    Last edited by sifisher; 6th Jan 13 at 19:00.

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    Very interesting report, like the chains shot:)

    I'd be very suspicious at going in anywhere via the front door, i like to squeeze through a window just to get in me flat

    thanks for sharin dude

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