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Havannah pit in Hazlerigg

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This could be mid-to late 1960's/early 1970's.

Approximately four feet-six inches high,soft coal,and it looks like a Plough -face,judging by the large coals on the chain conveyor.[A spiral-disc shearer threw very small coals out for power stations.].[also no sign of a cable trough on the side of the conveyor,a plough is pulled along the face by a heavy chain mounted near the floor on the face side and so is obscured by the heaps of coal.]

Dowty five-legged hydraulic face chock supports,which,when fully down onto the leg "collars" stood 23 inches high,so you can estimate the height to which they are pressurised to the roof,as about 48- 50 inches high.

As we  old miners used to say...."She's stannin' like a Palace"!![wish the Three/quarter seam was like this at Bates,or the Top Busty at High Pit Choppington!]

.......and LIGHTS!! [what are they...??????????????]!!

"D.A.C" phone can be seen hanging on a chock leg. [tannoy system.]

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