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Great North Road, aerial view (Micklefield) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the Great North Road, the A1(T), near Micklefield, seen in the top right hand corner. The view shows the junction with the A63(T), which crosses over the Great North Road then continues up to the top left as Selby Road. The Boot & Shoe Inn can be seen in the centre of the photo. Field and woodlands cover most of the area.
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Micklefield Railway Station (Micklefield)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Micklefield railway station, looking east to where the line splits to go to either York or Selby. The station was opened by the Leeds & Selby Railway in 1834, with the buildings on the left of the image being added a year later. In 1869 the line to Church Fenton was added by North Eastern Railway (NER) and the station house rebuilt, followed by a complete rebuilding of the station in 1876 with a footbridge, new platforms, and a booking office on the westbound platform. The bridge and platform buildings were demolished in the 1970s, although the station house on the left remains.
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Peckfield Colliery (Micklefield) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows Peckfield Colliery, looking east towards the village of Micklefield, and situated alongside the North Eastern Railway Leeds & Selby line. The mine opened in 1876, with a shaft 200 metres deep, and a "paddy train" - to carry miners to the coalface, that was said to run 3 miles underground. A major accident occurred on Thursday 30th April 1896, when a roof fall caused ignition of "fire damp", a mixture of flammable gases, which travelled through the mine causing more explosions. a total of 63 men and boys and 19 pit ponies were killed. The mine closed on21st October 1980 when it was deemed too expensive to extract the remaining coal. The site is now occupied by Peckfield Business Park.
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