Colliery

Somerset Coalfield

Historic images of the collieries of the Somerset Coalfield, showing the surface workings, colliery buildings, engines houses and head frames, loading screens and banks, drifts, levels, shafts, railway connections, sidings and colliery owned wagons, underground scenes and groups of miners.

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Camerton, New Colliery c1908
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Camerton, New Colliery c1908
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Camerton, New Colliery c1908
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View probably from tower of St. John's church, with Town Hall on right, Midsomer Norton gas works in centre left distance and Norton Hill colliery on skyline.
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Midsomer Norton & Norton Hill Colliery c1908
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Radstock, Gasworks & Colliery
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Norton Hill Colliery, Group of Miners c1908
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Norton Hill Colliery, Group of Miners c1908
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Norton Hill Colliery 3
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Norton Hill Colliery c1908
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Norton Hill Colliery c1908
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Norton Hill Colliery 2
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Norton Hill Colliery c1910
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Norton Hill Colliery c1910
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Norton Hill Colliery 1
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New Pit, Camerton c1907
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New Pit, Camerton c1907
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New Pit, Camerton
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Ludlow's Colliery, Radstock c1910
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Ludlow's Colliery, Radstock c1910
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Ludlows Pit, Radstock
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Lower Conygre Colliery c1906
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Lower Conygre Colliery c1906
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Lower Conygre Pit, Timsbury
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Lower Conygre Colliery & Incline c1906
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Lower Conygre Colliery & Incline c1906
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Lower Conygre Colliery & incline
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Haydon Colliery, nr Radstock c1907
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Haydon Colliery, nr Radstock c1907
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Haydon colliery
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Greyfield Colliery, Clutton c1895
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Greyfield Colliery, Clutton c1895
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Greyfield Colliery, Clutton
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Dunkerton Colliery c1906
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Dunkerton Colliery c1906
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Dunkerton Colliery
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Newbury Colliery, near Coleford c1920
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Newbury Colliery, near Coleford c1920
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Newbury Pit, Coleford
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The props having burnt through, the chimney topples.
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Mells Colliery, Throwing Chimney B c1920
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Mells Colliery chimney being thrown by the 'Dibnah' method, as demonstrated by Fred on TV many years ago. Bricks at base are part chiselled out, with chimney being supported by wooden pit props. These are then set on fire, as seen here, burning away until the chimney collapses.
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Mells Colliery, Throwing Chimney A c1920
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Mells Colliery near Coleford, Pit Head c1920
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Mells Colliery near Coleford, Pit Head c1920
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Mells Colliery, Pit Head
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Mackintosh Colliery, near Coleford c1920
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Mackintosh Colliery, near Coleford c1920
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Mackintosh Pit, Coleford
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