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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 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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Rothwell Colliery (Fanny Pit), Bullough Lane (Rothwell) (6 comments)
Black & White imageUndated View of Rothwell colliery, or 'Fanny Pit'located off Bullough Lane. It was the last of the collieries owned by the firm of J. J. Charlesworth until the nationalisation of the mines in 1948. It produced coal from 1867 until its closure on 9th December 1983. It became known as the Fanny Pit in 1911, when a new shaft was sunk at the Midland pit, after a daughter of the Charlesworth family. (There was also a Rose Pit and Jane Pit.) Another new shaft was sunk in 1922 to improve ventilation. The buildings were demolished about two years after the pit closed and it is now the site of Rothwell Country Park.
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Rothwell Fanny Pit, group photograph (Rothwell) (3 comments)
Black & White image1983. Miners on the afternoon shift at Rothwell Fanny Pit pose for a group photograph. Fanny Pit was the last of the collieries owned by the Fentons and Charlesworths and it produced coal from 1867 until its closure on 9th December 1983. The Charlesworth family were the owners until the coal mines were nationalised in 1948. Fanny Pit was named so after one of the Charlesworth daughters. There was also 'Rose Pit' and 'Jane Pit' named after two other daughters. Pit ponies were used for haulage and there were 160 stabled at Fanny Pit in 1922. The last one gained its freedom in 1972 and retired to live on a farm. Two years after Fanny Pit ceased production the buildings underwent demolition and the shafts were capped.
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