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Search Aspect ( Charlesworth )
Location - Leeds & District

Fanny Pit Check Office (Rothwell)
Black & White imagec1950. Miners at Fanny Pit, Rothwell, are pictured collecting their wage tally from the first window, allowing them to draw their wages from the second window. The four men on the right are, from right, Les Fox, Albert Peat, Reg Share, and Joe Cochrane. Fanny Pit was situated off Bullough Lane, north of Rothwell Haigh, and owned by J.J. Charlesworth until nationalisation in 1948. Previously known as Midland Pit, it became known as Fanny Pit from 1911 when a new shaft was sunk. The pit closed in 1983, and the area is now part of Rothwell Country Park.
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Joiners Shop, Low Shops Pit (Rothwell)
Black & White image1902. View shows the joinery shop at Low Shops Pit (one of the two Rothwell Haigh Collieries, the other being Beeston Pit), to the south of Wood Lane. From left are: William Hartley, head carpenter and wheelwright, his grandson Hartley Banks, and nephew Joseph Chadwick. They would have been resident joiners at all pits in the area owned by J&J Charlesworth, mine owners before nationalisation in 1946. The Charlesworths owned Low Shops, Beeston, Rose Pit and Fanny Pit.
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Locomotive, Low Shops (Rothwell)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows a steam locomotive belonging to mining company J&J Charlesworth, pictured on the line between Low Shops and Beeston Pits. Hunslet Union Workhouse can be seen in the background. The line, previously a tramway before the advent of steam, crossed underneath Wood Lane. The team od shunters and drivers are sat on the engine.
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Low Shops Colliery, Pumping Engine (Rothwell)
Black & White imagec1909. Image shows a group of fitters standing next to the main beam of "New Engine" at Low Shops Colliery, Rothwell Haigh. When J&J Charlesworth took over Rothwell Haigh Colliery from Fentons, they concentrated the whole system for pumping water out of the mines in one place, at Low Shops, and installed two Boulton & Watt steam operated beam engines - "Old Engine" and "New Engine". Seen here is New Engine, which operated until 1929.
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Old Charlesworth coke and coal depot, Collecting coal (Robin Hood)
Black & White image8th January 1971 A miner and his family collecting concessionary coal. Children helped their parents fill sacks as miners collected orders that were up to six weeks overdue as a result of an overtime ban. A national pit strike was due to begin at midnight and this was the last chance to pick up fuel before it began. There was a queue a mile long to the depot.
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