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Search Aspect ( Fanny Pit )
Location - Leeds & District

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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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Fanny Pit Chimney (Rothwell) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1911. Image shows the chimney at Fanny Pit, off Bullough Lane, Rothwell, around the time the new shaft was sunk in 1911, To the right of the chimney is the engine house under construction, and below that can be seen the tops of the Lancashire boilers used to create steam power for the building work. Prior to this date the pit was known as Midland Pit.
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Fanny Pit Yard, Bullough Lane (Rothwell)
Black & White imagec1950s. View shows underground workers coming off the day shift at Fanny Pit, Bullough Lane, north of Rothwell Haigh. it was previously known as Midland Pit, but became known as Fanny Pit after a new shaft was sunk in 1911. The pit closed in 1983, and the area is now part of Rothwell Country Park.
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Fanny Pit, signals (Rothwell)
Black & White image1911. Image shows a group of workers employed in the sinking of a new shaft at Fanny Pit, Bullough Lane, Rothwell Haigh. Previously known as Midland Pit, the first shaft was sunk By J&J Charlesworth in 1867. The mine became known as Fanny Pit (after one of Charlesworth's daughters) after the new shaft was sunk in 1911. The old shaft was kept open for ventilation, with an additional ventilation shaft sunk in 1922. The boy seated at the front is holding a board giving the signals for raising and lowering the tub, or hoppett.
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Fanny Pit, sinking of new shaft (Rothwell)
Black & White image1922. Image shows a group of workers involved in sinking a new shaft to improve ventilation at Fanny Pit, off Bullough Lane. The old Midland Shaft had provided ventilation prior to this, and remained in use until the new shaft was completed.
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