Mells Colliery, Throwing Chimney A c1920
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.
Mells Colliery, Throwing Chimney 1