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Primrose Hill Colliery, closure

Primrose Hill Colliery, closure
6th March 1970 Primrose Hill Colliery after closure, George Prince, the colliery manager C Shaw and training officer Jack Kielty had a drink with the miners who had worked their last shift. The previous week the pit had broken the record for production. Its closure was marked with barrels of free beer for the miners.

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The pit head-gear in the background is not primrose hill but Mount Pleasant which was situated on Wakefield rd. This was where the miners went down. Primpose Hill on Astley Lane was where the coal was brouht out and processed.

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Bill Sharp

I beg to differ with the previous comment in one way.! He is correct that the pit-head gear shown is that of Mt.Pleasant Colliery.This was the up-cast shaft,(ventilation shaft), for ALL the Primrose Hill Collieries. These were Allerton Bywater; Flatley Beck (Swillington);Mt.Pleasant and Waterloo Colliery at Temple Newsam.I worked at Mt.Pleasant direct from leaving school, at 15yrs. Firstly 'tramming', and then as a pony driver.




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