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    Thumbs up Ledston Luck Colliery - Castleford - April 2014


    I know this place has been done a few times before but its not been reported on for about 18 months now.
    Looking at past reports it looks like a lot has changed with this place, All the larger machinery, workings and signage has been removed.

    So as a fairly new member, and this site is not far from me, I'd thought i'd take a look to see if it was still about.
    Luckily it was and access wasn't that difficult. So here's my take on this explore. :)

    Ledston Luck pit was sunk in the 1870's and later formed part of the “Superpit” of interlinked workings around Selby. Ledston Luck miners where the last to return to work after the miners strike, a year to the day after the National Coal Board (NCB) announced plans to shed 20,000 more jobs in the next financial year. This was due to the Mine manager deciding to stamp his authority on his workers, when they arrived for work after the last day of the strike they found he had chained the gates shut saying he'd decide when they could return to work, not them. Their pit would be closed less than two years later. The two winding Houses were built in 1911 and were among the first to use electric winders, at a time most other mines were still using steam. The Winding Houses are on the English Heritage list of scheduled ancient monuments.

































    Thanks For Looking, Hope You Enjoyed It :)

    The Full Set Can Be Seen Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/764552...7644391057986/
    Take nothing but photos, leave only footprints!!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/76455219@N06/sets/

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    Great to see it again, nicely done. :)

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    Looks like a castle from the outside.Great stuff!

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    Brilliant, great to see stuff like this

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    Thats a nice looking building,cracking facade thanks for sharing.

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    I do like that last picture! :)

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    I often drive by this and have to be careful not to veer onto the other side of the road as I look.

    Lovely building, great photos.

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    What a great building!

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    "They don't make 'em like that anymore!"
    Fantastic looking place, cheers for sharing! :)
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